Published: March 29,2017
The United States averages the most tornadoes of any country in the world annually. But where else do they occur?
Areas shaded in red on the maps in the slideshow above for several regions around the world have an increased likelihood of experiencing tornadoes relative to other locations, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) branch of NOAA. As you would expect, some locations have a greater density of tornado occurrences than others. For example, the Plains region of the United States sees a much higher number of tornadoes each year than the West Coast.
The NCEI says that tornadoes are most common in the middle latitudes, between about 30 to 50 degrees north or south latitude. Tornadoes have been documented on all of the world's continents, except Antarctica.
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