CALIFORNIA TORNADO STATISTICS


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California Tornado Statistics

  • 396 tornadoes from 1950 through 2012

    ~ F0 tornadoes: 241  (61%)
    ~ F1 tornadoes: 91  (23%)
    ~ F2 tornadoes: 23  (6%)
    ~ F3 tornadoes: 2  (0.5%)
    ~ Unknown F ranking: 39  (10%)
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  • Injuries:  85
  • Deaths: 0

Source: NCDC Storm Events Database

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Tornado Count by County   Tornado Count by Fujita Scale
county total Per 1000 mi^2   f0 f1 f2 f3 ?
Alameda 3 4.1   3        
Butte 13 7.9   6 4 1   2
Calaveras 1 1.0           1
Colusa 2 1.7   2        
Contra Costa 5 6.9   4 1      
Del Norte 6 6.0   3 2     1
El Dorado 2 1.2   2        
Fresno 25 4.2   17 6 1   1
Glenn 6 4.6   4 1 1    
Humboldt 1 0.3       1    
Imperial 7 1.7   4 2     1
Inyo 1 0.1   1        
Kern 12 1.5   11 1      
Kings 8 5.8   5 1 1   1
Los Angeles 43 10.6   23 9 5   6
Madera 8 3.7   5 2     1
Marin 1 1.9     1      
Mariposa 2 1.4   2        
Mendocino 3 0.9   1 1     1
Merced 17 8.8   12 4     1
Monterey 4 1.2   2 2      
Nevada 1 1.0     1      
Orange 31 39.3   16 10 1 1 3
Placer 4 2.8   3 1      
Riverside 21 2.9   15 3 1 1 1
Sacramento 11 11.4   8 2 1    
San Benito 1 0.7       1    
San Bernardino 29 1.4   13 7 2   7
San Diego 26 6.2   18 7     1
San Joaquin 18 12.9   14 2     2
San Luis Obispo 2 0.6   2        
San Mateo 4 8.9   2 1     1
Santa Barbara 6 2.2   5       1
Santa Clara 6 4.6   3 1 2    
Santa Cruz 5 11.2   3 2      
Siskiyou 1 0.2     1      
Solano 4 4.8   4        
Sonoma 13 8.2   2 8 1   2
Stanislaus 9 6.0   2 4 1   2
Sutter 4 6.6   3 1      
Tehama 6 2.0   1   2   3
Tulare 13 2.7   11 1 1    
Ventura 6 3.3   6        
Yolo 2 2.0   2        
Yuba 3 4.8   1 2      

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