New York State Tornado Climatology

Authors: Emily Hanrahan*, State University College Of New York
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Keywords: Tornado, Climatology, New York State, Spatiotemporal analysis, GIS
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In this poster, general tornado climatology for New York State from 1952 to 2017 is presented. Tornadoes in New York are infrequent, with only 436 events recorded in the NOAA Storm Prediction Center database over a 65-year period. The majority of these were rated at EF2 or weaker on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Tornado distributions were assessed temporally and spatially by hour, month, and season for the period of record. Maps were produced to illustrate the spatiotemporal distribution of tornadoes in the state. Further spatial analyses were conducted using a GIS to examine the relationship between tornadogenesis and topography.

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