1998-1999 tornadoes and a long-term U.S. tornado climatology

Provides long-term climatological summaries and maps for tornadoes in the United States, with specific information concerning tornadoes during 1998-1999. The years 1998 and 1999 were quite active for tornadoes in the U.S., with well-above average numbers of fatalities. The winter-spring of 1998 was...

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Main Author: Lott, Neal.
Corporate Author: National Climatic Data Center (U.S.)
Other Authors: McCown, Sam., Ross, Tom.
Format: Government Document Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Asheville, NC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, National Climatic Data Center, [2000]
Edition:Updated.
Series:National Climatic Data Center technical report ; 99-02
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Provides long-term climatological summaries and maps for tornadoes in the United States, with specific information concerning tornadoes during 1998-1999. The years 1998 and 1999 were quite active for tornadoes in the U.S., with well-above average numbers of fatalities. The winter-spring of 1998 was dominated by El Nino conditions, while the winter-spring of 1999 was dominated by La Nina, thus showing that active tornado seasons may occur in either situation. These 2 years produced a total of 3 tornadoes of F5 intensity and 11 tornadoes of F4 intensity, for a total of 14 in the violent F4-F5 category.
Item Description:"November 1999; updated August 2000."
Title from web page (viewed Feb. 24, 2004).
Physical Description:23 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Format:System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access: Internet from the NOAA web site. Address as of 11/19/2008: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/techrpts/tr9902/tr9902.pdf ; current access available via PURL.