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2013 Tornado Fatality Statistics through 6/6/2013

Source:  Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service; 2013 tally here); AnalysisWire Research Note:  Prior Years refers to the years 1950 – 2012, the years of the most accurate tornado data.  May 31 tornado fatalities could be increased.  The tally we use is … Continue reading

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2013 Tornado Fatality Statistics through 6/5/2013

Source:  Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service; 2013 tally here); AnalysisWire Research Note:  Prior Years refers to the years 1950 – 2012, the years of the most accurate tornado data.  May 31 tornado fatalities could be increased.  The tally we use is … Continue reading

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2013 Tornado Fatality Statistics through 6/4/2013

Source:  Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service; 2013 tally here); AnalysisWire Research Note:  Prior Years refers to the years 1950 – 2012, the years of the most accurate tornado data.  May 31 tornado fatalities could be increased.  The tally we use … Continue reading

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El Reno, OK Tornado Dramatically Wider than Other Recorded F5/EF5 Tornadoes

The May 31, 2013 El Reno tornado was the widest ever recorded at 2.6 miles wide. It’s worth showing how much wider the tornado was than any other EF5 tornado: Source: AP/ABC News; NWS; CNN Note: “0.2” represents tornadoes that … Continue reading

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2013 Tornado Fatality Statistics through 6/3/2013

Source:  Storm Prediction Center (National Weather Service); AnalysisWire Research Note:  “Prior Years” refers to the years 1950 – 2012, the years of the most accurate tornado data.  May 31 tornado fatalities are likely to be increased.  The tally we use … Continue reading

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New AnalysisWire Feature

We are excited to introduce a new set of analytics related to tornadoes. Going forward, we will post regular updates about the relative strength of the tornado season, initially focusing on fatalities. We will expand upon these metrics in the … Continue reading

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Washington Bridge Collapse: 71,000 Vehicles Use Bridge Daily

According to data reviewed by AnalysisWire, 71,000 vehicles used the now-collapsed Skagit River bridge daily in 2012. Nearby monitors suggest that there was substantial local usage of the bridge, as traffic monitors before and after the bridge show lower traffic … Continue reading

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