Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

20th anniversary of the Miami tornado of May 12, 1997

Have you ever heard that tornadoes don’t hit cities, or rivers, or hills?  While local geographic features can have a small impact on tornadoes, this week’s anniversary of the Miami tornado of May 12, 1997 is a good example of how wrong that “old wives’ tale” is.  Of course, here…
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The Natchez tornado of 1840

The second deadliest tornado in history happened in Natchez MS on May 7, 1840.  A large and powerful tornado went right through the center of town, flattening most of the buildings.  But even worse was the damage on the Mississippi River, which was filled with boats, including 120 flatboats and…
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