Brent Sinclair - Regional Tornado Distribution by Season 2011-1014
Tornadoes cause a lot of damage and injuries every year across in the United States. I thought it would be interesting to compare the tornado distribution across the United States by season and region. For the cool season I used November-February from 2011-2014, and for the warm season I used March-June from 2012-2014. This gave me 12 months of data on tornadoes for each season. I put each state into a region, and made the regions different colors. I decided to make a map for each season, and used dot density to show the total number of tornadoes in each state. After making the maps, I also made charts to better show how the distribution of tornadoes changed for each season. The two maps and graphs show that during the cool season, the most tornadoes occur in the Southeast. During the warm season, the most tornadoes occur in the Plains and Midwest. You can also tell from the maps and chart that more tornadoes occur overall in the warm season than cool season.
Brent Sinclair (firstname.lastname@example.org)