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Subject : L12) What about Florida ? They get the most hurricane strikes; do they also get a lot of TC tornadoes?

Contributed by Bill McCaul (USRA)

Florida is no stranger to significant TC tornado activity. Among the larger outbreaks in recent Florida history are those produced by Agnes in 1972 (Hagemeyer 1997; Hagemeyer and Spratt 2002), Opal in 1995 (Sharp et al., 1997), and Charley, Frances and Ivan in 2004. Florida also gets many tornadoes from subtropical storms or TCs having hybrid characteristics, such as Josephine in 1996.


Last updated October 4, 2006

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