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EF5 Tornado Drought Officially Reaches 11 Years

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Key Takeaways

  • Ohio unexpectedly has the second most tornadoes reported so far this year, nearly twice as many as neighboring states.
  • A record number of tornadoes have hit the Pittsburgh area in May, with storms fueled by a unique weather pattern.
  • The US hasn't seen an EF5 tornado (strongest rating) in 11 years, with the last one hitting Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.
  • New standards are being developed to rate tornado strength in rural areas, considering damage to wind turbines and irrigation systems.

An unlikely state has emerged in second place in the number of preliminary tornado reports so far this year. Read on for all the details.


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