Sunday, May 1, 2011

April 2011 Tornado Statistics from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released their April 2011 tornado information. The data on the April 27, 2011-April 28, 2011 outbreak is horrific. You can read the report here. Here are a few statistics that are completely unbelievable. Please read the full report for more information.
  • 266 tornadoes in a 24 hour period
  • Average lead time for tornado warnings: 24 minutes
  • 90% of the tornadoes had tornado warning issued
  • 344 fatalities from the outbreak, 334 of those in a 24 hour period

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