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New map gives exact location of ‘Tornado Alley’

OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents living in Oklahoma are no strangers to tornadoes but a meteorologist with the National Weather Service is giving better insight into the storms.

According to USA Today, Tim Brice used tornado data from 1950 to 2013 to create a frequency chart using longitude and latitude.

Under the longitude map, it seems Oklahoma is the center of the activity.

USA Today says the latitude with the most tornadoes was 39.8 degrees North, with 510 reported tornado touchdowns.

The most active longitude is 97.5 degrees West, where 2,126 tornadoes have been reported since 1950.

For a complete look at the maps, visit Brice’s Google Plus page.

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