Florida ranks #3 behind Texas and Oklahoma for tornado frequency. Florida ranks #1 in tornado frequency per occurrence for every 10,000 square miles. An average year brings 49 twisters, the most ever in one year 115 in 1997 and other years.
Fortunately though most Florida tornadoes are relatively weak. Statistics compiled between 1950-1995 show 84.3% of tornadoes at F0-1, 14.2% at F2 and 1.5% at F3-4. Fortunately no F5's have ever been observed. Killer tornado outbreaks have occurred in February 1998 with 42 deaths, March 1993, April 1966, March 1962, March 1939 and April 1925.
-------------------- Take Care,
Thomas F. Giella, KN4LF
Retired Meteorologist & Space Plasma Physicist
Lakeland, FL, USA
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