According to a report by CoreLogic, tornado alley is expanding in the United States. New analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association shows that storms are increasing in frequency and the region where they strike in the United States is expanding.
Florida, Iowa, Louisiana and Mississippi had more severe tornadoes than Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, South Dakota, and North Dakota over the past two decades.
Tornadoes are increasing in the Midwest and the deep South including: Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. A study conducted by Coleman and the University of Alabama in Huntsville states, “The greatest risk of being impacted by a significant tornado in the United States is in a Deep South corridor that includes Huntsville and Birmingham, not the Great Plains region of Oklahoma and Kansas.”
Coleman, a researcher in that study says, “The Deep South tornado alley, like a typical tornado, travels along a northeastern tract and includes cities such as Jackson, Miss., Columbus, Miss., Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Jasper, Cullman, Huntsville and Decatur.
Weather researchers are saying that tornado alley has expanded. Look at this video from weather.com to find out more.