What state sees the fewest tornadoes?

During today’s Project: Tornado Interactive visit at Carlson Elementary in Rockford we received a great question that stumped both Cyndi and me! When the question was posed Cyndi and I just looked at each other and laughed. How could we not know what state has the fewest tornadoes? We guessed Alaska or Hawaii but here is the top-ten list for states with the least likelihood of tornadoes.

Click on the map to zoom in. The lower the number, the less likely a tornado is to strike. Alaska is at zero!

P.S. After looking at this graphic further, I noticed that the National Climate Data Center, added Puerto Rico to statehood. The poor folks in Rhode Island ran out of luck. hahaha -ES

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This post was written by qni_it on May 18, 2010

2 Comments so far

  1. Deb Poole May 18, 2010 5:54 PM

    Being recognized by NOAA doesn’t make Puerto Rico a state! Just sayin’! I think Alaska gets it.

  2. WI Weather Buff May 18, 2010 6:20 PM

    So… Texas has a lot of tornadoes ‘cuz its a BIG state.

    It seems to me that I’ve read that the average number of tornadoes per square mile is higher in FL than in TX? Could be dreaming that, but I thought I’ve seen it somewhere….

    With all due respect to Alaska and Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico has hurricanes and Alaska has bitter cold and earthquakes.

    MeThinks I like it right here just fine!

    :-)

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