Saturday, December 29, 2012

More on the Accuracy of Christmas Tornado Outbreak Forecast

Additional information: Per Johnny Kelly, there were 27 tornadoes:
  • 7 EF-0's
  • 10 EF-1's
  • 8 EF-2's
  • 2 EF-3's
The most destructive was in Mobile. Per Jim Cantore, Murphy HS had $10 million in damage and will be closed after the holidays. Twenty-three hundred attended that school. More on the Mobile tornado here


While it is still fresh in everyone's mind, here is yesterday's categorical forecast versus the actual reports of tornadoes, large hail, and damaging thunderstorm winds. It would been an excellent forecast any time of year, but on Christmas (well outside of tornado season), it is just outstanding. This appears was the the biggest tornado outbreak on Christmas Day in history.

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Hat tip: Greg Carbin

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