Top 20 Tornado Prone Cities and States Announced

By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email
By: Meteorologist Mark Henderson Email

Private firm VorTek releases its list of top 20 tornado prone cities and states for the month of April, and there's a new city atop the leaderboard.

VorTek, based out of Huntsville, Alabama, uses National Weather Service data from 1950-2006, along with their Site Assessment of Tornado Threat (SATT) software, to determine the rankings by month of the top tornado prone cities and states.

The list of most tornado prone cities in the month of April is as follows.

1 Nashville, TN (replaces Oklahoma City for #1)
2 Oklahoma City, OK
3 Tulsa, OK
4 Topeka, KS
5 Wichita Falls, TX
6 Huntsville, AL
7 Shreveport, LA
8 Ann Arbor, MI
9 Little Rock, AR
10 Birmingham, AL
11 Cedar Rapids, IA
12 Grand Rapids, MI
13 Wichita, KS
14 Des Moines, IA
15 Mesquite, TX
16 South Bend, IN
17 Dallas, TX
18 Garland, TX
19 Lincoln, NE
20 Cincinnati, OH

VorTek's list of top 20 tornado prone STATES in April goes like this...

1 Indiana
2 Oklahoma
3 Tennessee
4 Arkansas
5 Iowa
6 Mississippi
7 Kansas
8 Alabama
9 Illinois
10 Kentucky
11 Michigan
12 Louisiana
13 Missouri
14 Georgia
15 Ohio
16 Texas
17 Nebraska
18 Wisconsin
19 North Carolina
20 Florida

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  • by jay dee Location: michigan on Aug 14, 2009 at 05:07 PM
    Texas is in the top 10 easily. Other than that useful information. I live in Michigan and im 20, my entire life I've only seen or witnessed about 10 tornado threats
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