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2019 Tornado Data

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I have compiled the 2019 tornado data for the 6 states that roughly outline the subforum -- IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WI.  We still love our posters from neighboring states though.  ;)

Going to post a quick summary and will add more detailed state by state data later tonight or tomorrow when I have a chance.  November and December data are not finalized yet but there were no preliminary tornado reports in the 6 state area during those months, and given a lack of severe weather overall in those months, these numbers are likely to be final.

It was a big year for Ohio.  Illinois and Ohio tied with 48 tornadoes each.  Illinois usually leads the way and often by quite a bit due to its western location in the sub and relatively large size.  

There were 187 tornadoes in the 6 state area, which is somewhat above average whether you use a 10 year or a longer 30 year average.  The sum of the state totals adds up to 188, but this is due to 1 tornado that crossed from Kentucky into Ohio.

Illinois:  48

Indiana:  31

Kentucky:  25

Michigan:  8

Ohio:  48

Wisconsin:  28

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

Illinois:  48

Indiana:  31

Kentucky:  25

Michigan:  8

Ohio:  48

Wisconsin:  28

One of these is not like the others :axe::facepalm:

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1 hour ago, Stebo said:

One of these is not like the others :axe::facepalm:

I would've said that maybe the winter that refused to die played a role, but it didn't seem to hurt the totals much in the other states.  And half of those 8 in Michigan actually came in March.  

Obviously MI climo isn't as favorable as farther south and west (see below) but there have been a number of lean years there, especially in terms of stronger tors.

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

I would've said that maybe the winter that refused to die played a role, but it didn't seem to hurt the totals much in the other states.  And half of those 8 in Michigan actually came in March.  

Obviously MI climo isn't as favorable as farther south and west (see below) but there have been a number of lean years there, especially in terms of stronger tors.

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When was the last good year here? 2010 then before that 2001? It is more than lean years. Hell look back at the 50s-70s and what this state got, even before that there were impressive outbreaks in 1920 and 1896.

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1 minute ago, hlcater said:

Absolutely criminal that you left out the best state in the sub.

Can't leave out something that doesn't exist :D.

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Illinois

Jan:  1 ; 1 EFU

Apr:  2 ; 2 EF0

May:  27 ; 15 EF0, 12 EF1

Jun:  10 ; 1 EFU, 5 EF0, 4 EF1

Jul:  1 ; 1 EFU

Aug:  3 ; 2 EF0, 1 EF1

Sep:  4 ; 3 EF0, 1 EF1

Total:  48 ; 3 EFU, 27 EF0, 18 EF1

 

Indiana

Feb:  2 ; 1 EF0, 1 EF1

Mar:  3 ; 2 EF0, 1 EF1

Apr:  2 ; 2 EF1

May:  10 ; 1 EF0, 5 EF1, 2 EF2, 2 EF3

Jun:  12 ; 6 EF0, 3 EF1, 3 EF2

Aug:  2 ; 1 EFU, 1 EF1

Total:  31 ; 1 EFU, 10 EF0, 13 EF1, 5 EF2, 2 EF3

 

Kentucky

Feb:  1 ; 1 EF1

Mar:  6 ; 4 EF0, 1 EF1, 1 EF2

Apr:  1 ; 1 EF1

May:  1 ; 1 EF1

Jun:  16 ; 2 EF0, 14 EF1

Total:  25 ; 6 EF0, 18 EF1, 1 EF2

 

Michigan

Mar:  4 ; 3 EF0, 1 EF2

May:  1 ; 1 EF0

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF0

Sep:  2 ; 2 EF0

Total:  7 EF0, 1 EF2

 

Ohio

Jan:  1 ; 1 EF1

Feb:  1 ; 1 EF0

Mar:  2 ; 2 EF0

Apr:  7 ; 1 EFU, 5 EF0, 1 EF2

May:  25 ; 8 EF0, 11 EF1, 2 EF2, 3 EF3, 1 EF4

Jun:  11 ; 5 EF0, 6 EF1

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF1

Total:  48 ; 1 EFU, 21 EF0, 19 EF1, 3 EF2, 3 EF3, 1 EF4

 

Wisconsin

May:  1 ; 1 EF0

Jun:  1 ; 1 EF0

Jul:  21 ; 14 EF0, 7 EF1

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF0

Sep:  2 ; 1 EF1, 1 EF3

Oct:  2 ; 1 EF0, 1 EF1

Total:  28 ; 18 EF0, 9 EF1, 1 EF3

 

6 state total by month:  

Jan:  2

Feb:  4

Mar:  15

Apr:  12

May:  65

Jun:  49

Jul:  22

Aug:  8

Sep:  8

Oct:  2

 

6 state total by intensity:  

EFU:  5

EF0:  88

EF1:  77

EF2:  10

EF3:  6

EF4:  1

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One noticeable thing is how subdued the fall season was overall.  There were no tornadoes after June in KY, and none after Aug in IN and OH, and these are the states where fall tornado activity is more likely in terms of climo.

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10 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Illinois

Jan:  1 ; 1 EFU

Apr:  2 ; 2 EF0

May:  27 ; 15 EF0, 12 EF1

Jun:  10 ; 1 EFU, 5 EF0, 4 EF1

Jul:  1 ; 1 EFU

Aug:  3 ; 2 EF0, 1 EF1

Sep:  4 ; 3 EF0, 1 EF1

Total:  48 ; 3 EFU, 27 EF0, 18 EF1

 

Indiana

Feb:  2 ; 1 EF0, 1 EF1

Mar:  3 ; 2 EF0, 1 EF1

Apr:  2 ; 2 EF1

May:  10 ; 1 EF0, 5 EF1, 2 EF2, 2 EF3

Jun:  12 ; 6 EF0, 3 EF1, 3 EF2

Aug:  2 ; 1 EFU, 1 EF1

Total:  31 ; 1 EFU, 10 EF0, 13 EF1, 5 EF2, 2 EF3

 

Kentucky

Feb:  1 ; 1 EF1

Mar:  6 ; 4 EF0, 1 EF1, 1 EF2

Apr:  1 ; 1 EF1

May:  1 ; 1 EF1

Jun:  16 ; 2 EF0, 14 EF1

Total:  25 ; 6 EF0, 18 EF1, 1 EF2

 

Michigan

Mar:  4 ; 3 EF0, 1 EF2

May:  1 ; 1 EF0

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF0

Sep:  2 ; 2 EF0

Total:  7 EF0, 1 EF2

 

Ohio

Jan:  1 ; 1 EF1

Feb:  1 ; 1 EF0

Mar:  2 ; 2 EF0

Apr:  7 ; 1 EFU, 5 EF0, 1 EF2

May:  25 ; 8 EF0, 11 EF1, 2 EF2, 3 EF3, 1 EF4

Jun:  11 ; 5 EF0, 6 EF1

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF1

Total:  48 ; 1 EFU, 21 EF0, 19 EF1, 3 EF2, 3 EF3, 1 EF4

 

Wisconsin

May:  1 ; 1 EF0

Jun:  1 ; 1 EF0

Jul:  21 ; 14 EF0, 7 EF1

Aug:  1 ; 1 EF0

Sep:  2 ; 1 EF1, 1 EF3

Oct:  2 ; 1 EF0, 1 EF1

Total:  28 ; 18 EF0, 9 EF1, 1 EF3

 

6 state total by month:  

Jan:  2

Feb:  4

Mar:  15

Apr:  12

May:  65

Jun:  49

Jul:  22

Aug:  8

Sep:  8

Oct:  2

 

6 state total by intensity:  

EFU:  5

EF0:  88

EF1:  77

EF2:  10

EF3:  6

EF4:  1

IL has a lot of birdfart, 2-scan naders that pad the amounts.  NW IL is a dead zone for strong naders (luckily).  This area is def overdue for a strong/violent tornado.

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11 hours ago, cyclone77 said:

IL has a lot of birdfart, 2-scan naders that pad the amounts.  NW IL is a dead zone for strong naders (luckily).  This area is def overdue for a strong/violent tornado.

NW IL has been a dead zone for sure in more recent decades.  Hasn't always been that way though... that area had quite a bit of strong/violent activity in the more distant past.

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4 hours ago, CheeselandSkies said:

Been a long long time since there was a proper regional outbreak. I think you have to go back to Palm Sunday 1965 for one that affected IA, WI, IL, MI, IN and OH.

With how big of an area we cover, it's tough to get one in all the states.  I can think of some since then that have affected 4 or 5 states but not sure about all of them.

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On 2/19/2020 at 1:37 PM, Hoosier said:

With how big of an area we cover, it's tough to get one in all the states.  I can think of some since then that have affected 4 or 5 states but not sure about all of them.

Not only that but it is the geography as well. If it gets going in IA/WI/IL your storms are going to lineup by the time the low approaches. Also typical SW-NE trajectory of low pressures as they gain strength and go poleward means you get farther from the low in the Great Lakes as the storm tracks through. 

I was based out of Columbus this summer for work and let me just say the Memorial Day Tornado Outbreak was something.  Total flashback to June 5-6, 2010 in how charged the atmosphere was after sunset. Helicities were off the charts and everything was spinning

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