Watts Up With That?

From the Data dot Gov website, this data set: https://explore.data.gov/d/8vq3-ke4t

…has been turned into a stunning image of the United states. Each line represents an individual tornado, while the brightness of the line represents its intensity on the Fujita Scale. The result, rendered by John Nelson of the IDV User Experience, shows some interesting things, especially the timeline bargraph that goes with the map, which show that the majority of US tornado related deaths and injury (prior to the 2011 outbreak which isn’t in this dataset) happened in the 1950’s to the 1970’s. This is a testament to NEXRAD doppler radar, improved forecasting, and better warning systems combined with improved media coverage.

Here’s the data description, the big map of the CONUS follows below.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) routinely collects reports of severe weather and compiles them with public access from the database called…

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  1. a_reader says:

    Just wanted to say – really like your comments at WUWT.
    When people like you explain a topic further – it’s very much appreciated for a reading laymen instead of asking annoying questions while you mental giants discuss.
    🙂

  2. kim2ooo says:

    a_reader says:
    May 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm (Edit)

    Thank you 😉

    Boy, do I ask annoying questions! 🙂
    The secret is….Ask those questions where they have a chance of being answered / addressed. And knowing when you are being tag teamed, in efforts to suppress your questions.

    Albeit, I debate with mental giants…I consider myself more a tenacious researcher. I want outside references to claims and I seek those out. I am skeptical of those who reference themselves or their pal- reviewed sources. WUWT [ and other blogs I go to ] If you notice, reference MANY sources…. many authors.

    My blog is basically a scrapbook.

    I hope you enjoy and visit often.

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