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Illinois in a worse place as the odds of tornado outbreaks go up

When it comes to tornado outbreaks, this year is starting to crank up. Deadly tornadoes struck Louisiana on Wednesday and the atmosphere remains active into nex...


Tornado outbreaks follow the definition set by Tippett et al (2016) of six or more tornadoes in six consecutive hours nationwide. Thanks to the Michael Tippett and Chiara Lepore for providing SPC tornado count data. Tornado climatology is based on Gensini and Brooks (2018). Special thanks to Harold Brooks and Victor Gensini for their guidance with this Climate Matters.