There’s got to be some reason why all the tornadoes around here head straight for Moore, and maybe this has something to do with it:
Areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest to farmland may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns, a Purdue University study says.
An examination of more than 60 years of Indiana tornado climatology data from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center showed that a majority of tornado touchdowns occurred near areas where dramatically different landscapes meet — for example, where a city fades into farmland or a forest meets a plain.
You mean, something like this?
Those of us in the middle of the Big Town are even now emitting unseemly sighs of relief.