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Threat For Heavy Rainfall And Flash Flooding Continues From The Mid South To The Mid Atlantic; Critical Fire Weather Over The Western U.S.

A slow moving low pressure system will bring a continued threat for heavy rainfall and flooding from portions of the Mid South to the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic through midweek. Some areas could see locally significant flooding. Out west,very dry humidity combined with gusty winds will lead to a continued threat for critical fire weather and dry thunderstorms. Read More >

Kansas Tornado Information

 

The chart below shows the annual distribution of tornadoes in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

 

 The maps below show the number of tornadoes, fatalities and injuries for each Kansas county.  Click to enlarge.

 

Tornadoes Fatalities  Injuries

 

The 63-year average for 1950-2012 for Kansas is 61.  The  30-yr average for 1983-2012 is 80.  The 10-yr average for 2003-2012 is 112 tornadoes.  Replotting the annual data in the above chart into decades gives the image below.  Click to enlarge.

 

 The chart below shows the annual distribution of tornado fatalities in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

The chart below shows the monthly distribution of tornadoes in Kansas 1950-2012.  Click to enlarge.

 

The maps below show the number of tornadoes in each county for the past six years. Click on the maps to enlarge.  Soon to be added will be a link to a page of interesting facts for that year, discussing the number of weak, strong and violent tornadoes, first and last tornado of the season, longest track, most in one day, etc.