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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorWells, Meghan
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T14:46:42Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T14:46:42Z
dc.date.issued5/3/2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://summit.plymouth.edu/handle/20.500.12774/136
dc.descriptionTornadoes are one of the deadliest weather phenomena in the United States. They are caused by severe thunderstorms. Due to the extreme nature of these storms, meteorologists try to issue severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings well in advance of an event. The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of tornado related fatalities and the lead times of watches and warnings associated with them. An analysis compared tornado-related fatalities in two National Weather Service (NWS) County Warning Areas (CWA): Norman, Oklahoma and Little Rock, Arkansas. The Norman, OK CWA has a longer median lead time for tornado warnings than the Little Rock, AR CWA. A possible explanation may be that the Norman, OK NWS office forecasts for a larger region and greater population than the Little Rock, AR NWS office. In addition, all fatalities were combined into one data set and it was found that the majority of fatalities were within houses and mobile homes. In the state of Oklahoma, a person is twice as likely to be murdered by another human being as be killed by a tornado. Further analyses are discussed in the paper and poster.
dc.description.abstractStudent Showcase of Research & Engagement 2018
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPlymouth State University
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjecttornadoes
dc.subjectnational weather service
dc.subjectnws
dc.subjectfatalities
dc.subjectStudent Showcase of Research & Engagement 2018
dc.titleComparison of fatal tornado events in two different NWS forecast office regions
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dc.typeposter
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/showcase/2018/posters/17


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