Neon Tornado Track Map

Neat image of all the 1950-2006 tornado tracks across the USA in NEON!

John Nelson (no relation) put it together.  Note the big tornadoes in Vancouver (F3 – Apr 1972) and the F2 near Newberg (Dec 1993) show up nicely.

19 Responses to Neon Tornado Track Map

  1. Garron near Washington Square says:

    Fascinating data! It looks like one crossed the entire state of Florida? Is the brighter storm track an indicator of strength?

  2. Jeff Raetz says:

    ———————————————————————————————
    Averages\Extremes for the month of May 2012

    ———————————————————————————————
    Average temperature = 56.3°F
    Average humidity = 67%
    Average dewpoint = 43.5°F
    Average barometer = 30.058 in.
    Average windspeed = 1.8 mph
    Average gustspeed = 3.3 mph
    Average direction = 273° ( W )
    Rainfall for month = 3.54 in. (Average is 3.39”)
    Rainfall for year = 29.91 in. (Most rain at this time in the year ever on record)
    Maximum rain per minute = 0.48 in on day 01 at time 00:59
    Maximum temperature = 88.2°F on day 14 at time 15:52 (warmest day in May ever on record)
    Minimum temperature = 33.7°F on day 10 at time 06:10 (coldest day in May ever on record)
    Maximum humidity = 98% on day 26 at time 05:09
    Minimum humidity = 18% on day 19 at time 17:45 (lowest humidity in May ever on record)
    Maximum dewpoint = 61.0°F on day 31 at time 14:36
    Minimum dewpoint = 22.5°F on day 09 at time 18:11
    Maximum pressure = 30.49 in. on day 05 at time 11:47
    Minimum pressure = 29.54 in. on day 03 at time 09:26
    Maximum windspeed = 17.3 mph from 203°(SSW) on day 03 at time 14:21
    Maximum gust speed = 32.2 mph from 203°(SSW) on day 03 at time 14:52 (Strongest wind guest in May ever on record)
    Maximum heat index = 85.9°F on day 14 at time 16:19 (Warmest heat index in May ever on record)

    Avg daily max temp :67.2°F
    Avg daily min temp :46.2°F
    Total windrun = 1327.9miles

    Record low wind chill temperature = 33.6 on day 10 at time 05:44
    Record daily rain = .79” on day 03
    Record rain in 1 hour = 0.38” on day 26 at time 20:54
    Warmest day (6am to 6pm) = 75.9 on day 14
    Coldest night (6pm to 6am) = 43.7 on day 10
    Coldest day (6am to 6pm) = 47.7 on day 01
    Warmest night (6pm to 6am) = 69.6 on day 14

    ———————————–
    Daily rain totals
    ———————————–
    00.15 in. on day 1
    00.07 in. on day 2
    00.79 in. on day 3
    00.25 in. on day 4
    00.09 in. on day 20
    00.54 in. on day 21
    00.28 in. on day 22
    00.21 in. on day 23
    00.61 in. on day 24
    00.17 in. on day 25
    00.38 in. on day 26
    00.02 in. on day 31

    *Records since October 2008*

    http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORPORTL110

  3. Mr Data says:

    Right now it’s around 80F and overcast. An hour ago it was mostly sunny but now it looks like T-storm weather without the storm.

  4. W7ENK says:

    Since we’re on the subject of twisters, check this one out:

    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1213

    Back on March 14th; 70 yds wide and 12 miles (20km) high, tearin’ it up in the Amazonis Planitia region. I wonder what the core wind speeds were? 😯

  5. weathercrazy82 says:

    May 2012 in Battle Ground
    Highest High: 84.9, 12th
    Lowest Low: 29.9, 10th
    Highest Wind: SSW 30, 3rd
    Most Precip: 0.79″, 25th

    Total Precip: 3.95″

    Avg High: 65.9
    Avg Low: 43.2
    Mean: 54.6

    This average high this May was 5.3 degrees warmer than last May…

    • Mr Data says:

      What about the average low? Didn’t we have a bunch of unusually chilly nights?

    • W7ENK says:

      I believe the average average was fairly average, right?

    • Garron near Washington Square says:

      It’s cool how the highest temp was about 48hours or less from the lowest.

    • Mr Data says:

      I guess it was washington that took the brunt of the chilly nights Western Weather Forums was talking about.

      They were talking about how our patterns are resembling the 1950s with cold dry troughs that allow extreme raditional cooling unlike most of this modern decade which features lots of cloud cover.

  6. bgb41 says:

    5/31/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:95 at ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft) & MERLIN SEED ORCH(1064 ft) & CW3932 Central P(1290 ft)
    Low: 63 at Castle(283 ft) & CW1075 Boardman(322 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:49 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft) & Timberline Lodge(6001 ft)
    Low: 33 at Sand Creek (US 9 (4525 ft ) & MCKENZIE (4800 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (95/47 ) (1389 ft )
    MERLIN SEED ORCH (95/47) (1064 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.37″ at WEST FORK SATSOP(301ft)

  7. boydo3 N Albany says:

    The guy that produced that map had too much spare time and too much of a certain something to smoke. He’s probably got it as a screen saver 😉 Pretty cool tho. huh

  8. Sifton says:

    What about the 1 in the Couve in what was it March 2008???

  9. W7ENK says:

    Wow, that’s quite impressive!

    Some of those tracks are looooooooooooooooooooooong!! 😯

  10. steveofportland says:

    Looks like just about every state on this map has at least some blip.

    But how about Alaska and Hawaii? Have they ever gotten tornadoes?

  11. Ooh pretty! Seems like there should be a lot more though?

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