Tornado tracks now available online

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – There’s a new interactive map helping you see where tornadoes have touched down. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center has tallied tornado tracks from around the U.S.  All it takes is a click of the mouse.

At first it may look like a bunch lines in different colors.  But once you zoom in you can see each color represents a different tornado track.  The Midwest Regional Climate Center has the tracks from all over the U-S dating back to 1950.

By zooming into Ohio and then Dayton, you can see all of the tornadoes that have hit the area for the last 63 years.

There’s even an option to click on specific counties.  Montgomery County shows a few tornadoes including the 2013 Vandalia tornado.

You can even filter by EF rating.  For example if you just want to see the E-F five tornadoes simply make sure the EF5 is the only one checked.  Here you can clearly see the 1974 Xenia tornado in pink.

The map doesn’t show the tornadoes that have hit the Miami Valley this year.  There have been three so far.

The first was an EF zero in Phillipsburg on February 20th.  Winds were 85 mph and it was on the ground for two miles. The second was an EF3 in Cedarville on May 14th.  Winds were 145 mph and it was on the ground for nine miles. The third was an EF0 that touched down on Sunday in Champaign county.

If you would like to see the tornado tracks all you have to do is click here.

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