Tornadoes: Where Does Louisiana Rank in the USA?
With springtime - and the tornado season - rapidly approaching, meteorologists, first responders and others in-the-know are urging residents across the south and midwest to take precautions and be prepared for tornado season 2020.
But with the storm season - and the threat of potentially deadly storms on the rise - coming up, it makes sense to ask, "What are the chances of a major storm where I live?"
So, where does Louisiana rank in relation to the rest of the USA when it comes to the threat of tornadoes? Well, in the scheme of things, not that high.
"According to NOAA, some parts of the world are much more prone to tornadoes than others. The middle latitudes, particularly between about 30 degrees and 50 degrees North or South, provide the most favorable environment for 'tornadogenesis.'"
And the top five tornado prone states? Well, we're not on that list either! Here's more from foxnews.com:
"So what are the states that see the most tornadoes? Here are the top five states with the highest average annual number of tornadoes between 1991 and 2010.
5. Nebraska, 57 tornadoes on average.
4. Oklahoma, 62 tornadoes on average.
3. Florida, 66 tornadoes on average.
2. Kansas, 96 tornadoes on average.
1. Texas, 155 tornadoes on average."
And what about here at home? Well, according to NOAA, there are more than 1,200 tornadoes that touch down every year. But Louisiana averages "only" 37, 14th nationwide.