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Offline mempho

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Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:23:40 AM »
Compiled by Ian Livingston from the Storm Events Database

https://twitter.com/islivingston/status/1173752635436032001?s=19

No surprise that heat is the #1 killer in the Memphis CWA but there are plenty of surprises in this map...





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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 07:59:53 AM »
I understand all the cold classifications, but what would make ice different than cold for NE Kansas?

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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 10:19:32 AM »
I understand all the cold classifications, but what would make ice different than cold for NE Kansas?

Car related fatalities from icing events maybe?
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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 11:49:06 AM »
I understand all the cold classifications, but what would make ice different than cold for NE Kansas?

Roadway fatalities
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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 01:21:43 PM »
Lacrosse, WI CWA #1 cause: Heat
Lubbock, TX CWA #1 cause: Cold
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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 01:29:29 PM »
Is "TS Wind" Thunderstorm or Tropical Storm Wind? Or is it something else? And how is it different from regular "Wind"-related deaths?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 01:33:04 PM by schneitzeit »
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Re: Most Frequent Cause of Weather Fatalities
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 05:28:24 PM »
It also states # of incidents and not # of cumulative deaths.

If you had 12 tornadoes that killed 50 people, but you had 10 floods that killed 950 people then I assume that tornadoes would be listed as the deadliest.   


 

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