US storm and tornado map

US wind, hail and tornado map 2011-04-27

Severe Storms and tornadoes have killed almost three hundred people across the Southern United States. Alabama has been worst hit, including a massive tornado in the city of Tuscaloosa, AL, described by one meteorologist as the ‘worst in Alabama’s history’.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes a daily list of locations for tornado, hail and wind news reports. Many of these are preliminary – they don’t include full details of damage, injuries and fatalities, but they give some sense of the scale of events.

The interactive map below plots out the 670 storm reports from yesterday (April 27, 2011). This includes 164 Tornado reports shown in red, and 180 hail storms (green). Blue markers indicate high winds.

Click the placemarks to see details on time, location and damage.

Feel free to embed this map in your own website or blog. Here’s the code:

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One Response to US storm and tornado map

  1. Reeshard Dooglas says:

    How is a Civil War map, a “Related post”??

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