John Merrill http://ripr.org en How Frequent are Tornadoes in New England? http://ripr.org/post/how-frequent-are-tornadoes-new-england <p>It’s hard not to be moved by the plight of Moore, Oklahoma which was hit by a catastrophic tornado Monday.&nbsp; Hundreds of buildings were flattened and at least 24 people, including nine children, were killed.</p><p></p><p>Experts say New England is less likely to be hit by a tornado than anywhere else east of the Rocky Mountains.&nbsp; New England averages eight tornadoes a year, but they tend to be weak events – on the scale of EF0 or EF1.&nbsp; The storm that hit Moore, Oklahoma has been categorized an EF5.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:45:01 +0000 Flo Jonic 15636 at http://ripr.org