Geek Trivia

Which State Has The Highest Density Of Tornado Touch Downs?

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Map of tornado density in Florida over 60 years
Florida Climate Center

Answer: Florida

When it comes to counting tornadoes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks every single one, big or small, enormous damage or none. By that count, Florida (and not its blustery neighbors on the Great Plains like Oklahoma) has the highest density of tornado activity in the United States. The state averages 12.2 tornadoes per year, per 10,000 square miles. This puts it just ahead of Kansas (11.7) and significantly ahead of Oklahoma (9), Texas (5.9), and other states in the traditional Tornado Alley.

Thankfully for the citizens of Florida, the majority of tornadoes in the state are rated F0 and F1. Compared to the F4 and F5 tornadoes that can rip through the central United States, the smaller tornadoes in Florida do significantly less damage despite their frequency and are more likely to knock around your lawn furniture than to take the roof off your home.