We’re in the middle of severe weather preparedness week for Georgia, so Meteorologist Carmen Rose is going over some quick questions on storms.
The first question is: What is the minimum wind speed that determines a thunderstorm as severe?
In order for a thunderstorm to be considered severe the minimum wind speed must be 58mph+ and/or capable of producing quarter size (1 inch) hail.
Next question…What month (on average) sees the most tornadoes in Georgia?
Tornadoes are most common through the months of March to May in Georgia with the peak in April.
Your third and final question is…Which weather hazard is the deadliest?
Although tornadoes and hurricanes are dangerous too, flooding leads to the most deaths with nearly half vehicle-related.
For more weather facts and information on Severe Weather Preparedness week click here.