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Alabama cities rank in the top 10 most tornado-prone cities

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According to a recent list released by Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel, three Alabama cities rank in the top 10 most tornado-prone cities in the nation.  Not hard to believe coming off of one of the most active tornado seasons in history, the record breaking, deadly and costly 2011 tornado season.  Dr. Forbes gathered data from the Storm Prediction Center between 1962-2011. He uses numbers within 75 miles of the city tornado paths, including the tornado damage path widths and lengths. His method works more with probability of a particular location getting hit by a tornado than using the raw numbers of tornado that have occurred within a metro area.

Here is the list:

1.) Huntsville

2). Jackson, Miss.

3). Birmingham

4). Tuscaloosa

5). Little Rock, Ark.

6). Tulsa, Okla.

7). Oklahoma City

8). Atlanta, Ga.

9) Wichita, Kan.

10). Nashville, Tenn.

Note:  Dr. Forbes is a foremost expert in his field, studying under Tetsuya Fujita, who developed the F-rating scale by which we classify tornadoes.

Full Article:  http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/top-tornado-cities-2013-20130415

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