Florida Tornado Climatology

Authors: Emily Ryan*, Florida State University, James B Elsner, Florida State University
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology, Environmental Science
Keywords: Florida, Climatology, Tornado, Distance to Coast
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 4:00 PM / 5:40 PM
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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An analysis of statistics for tornado distance to coast was calculated for all tornadoes occurring in the state of Florida from 1994 to 2016. Tornado data was obtained from the National Severe Storms Forecast Center. The hypothesis is as storm systems move on shore, the strength of tornadoes increase as they move inland. This research found this hypothesis to be correct for storms north of 30 degrees latitude. For the peninsula portion of Florida, there was no significant relationship between tornado intensity and distance to coast.

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