Visualization of the Week: 56 years of tornadoes

Data from NOAA is used to map the strength and paths of tornadoes.

This week’s visualization comes from John Nelson of IDV Solutions, who has taken data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to map tornado paths and F-Scale frequencies.

Nelson describes the visualization:

“It tracks 56 years of tornado paths along with a host of attribute information. Here, the tracks are categorized by their F-Scale (which isn’t the latest and greatest means, but good enough for a hack like me), where brighter strokes represent more violent storms.”

Tornado tracks visualization

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