NWC REU 2000
May 22 - July 28



Climatological and Synoptic Aspects of November Tornado Outbreaks

Megan McHugh and Mike Kay



Tornado outbreaks occurring during the month of November during 1955-99 have been analyzed to determine their climatological and synoptic aspects. Significant climatological results include a southeast regional frequency with a progressive type outbreak scenario as well as a temporal frequency of outbreaks in the final half of November. Similar synoptic patterns include tornado formation primarily east of a deep mid-level trough along a quickly moving cold front after rapid return flow from the Gulf of Mexico.

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