newms Posted February 27, 2011 Author Share Posted February 27, 2011 Nah, Michigan is outside both the traditional "tornado alley" and the secondary major tornado zone in the Ohio Valley known colloquially as "Hoosier Alley", named for the relative frequency of violent, long-tracked tornadoes in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, etc. given the relatively lower number of tornadoes they have to the traditional tornado alley. Michigan has only had two F5 tornadoes in its history, and none since 1956. http://www.tornadohi...m/custom/289287 <-- There's a map of every tornado that's occurred in Michigan since formal record-keeping started in 1950. Yeah, in another life, I might be applying to meteorology grad school instead of history grad school. This is relevant to me too, since I'll also likely be moving to Michigan in the fall. Nice. Thanks for that info. So getting a place with a basement or shelter would be a good idea then? Or is that not necessary since tornadoes aren't that frequent in Ann Arbor? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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