Active Year for Tornadoes caused by Hurricanes

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, November 9, 2017
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When we think of hurricanes we typically think of rain and wind along with flooding. But a common threat that is overlooked is tornadoes.

Although the Atlantic hurricane Season still has a couple weeks left, there have been five storms that hit the continental U.S. during the 2017 that caused tornadoes.

In a report released by the U.S. Storm Prediction Center says that the number of tornadoes this year is the highest for any hurricane season since 2008.

The State of Florida and Texas saw the most tornadoes this year.

Hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September.

The season has been hyperactive, featuring 17 named storms, making it tied with 1936 as the fifth-most active season since reliable records began in 1851.



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