According to the map above (provided by NWS Denver), the top 10 Colorado counties as far as tornado frequency are as follows:
1. Weld County 2. Adams County 3. Washington County 4. Lincoln County 5. El Paso County 6. Kit Carson County 7. Arapahoe County 8. Elbert County 9. Logan County 10.Yuma County
However, when divided by the area of each county, the list changes dramatically: (previous ranks in parenthesis)
1. Adams County (2) 2. Arapahoe County (7) 3. Denver County (25) 4. Douglas County (14) 5. Weld County (1) 6. Sedgwick County (19) 7. Phillips County (17) 8. Morgan County (12) 9. Washington County (3) 10.Elbert County (8)
This, of course is assuming that all tornadoes that form are reported.
I would like to go back and reanalyze using an average population density over the time period listed and further rank the counties by how likely any existing tornado is to be reported by the public. Of course, Denver area will be forever skewed by the "non-supercell tornado alley"!
"Always Chasing" describes my desire to never stop pursuing my goals and dreams (pardon the cliché). There are always storms to chase and trails to explore. This blog is a repository of those adventures... pursuing severe/adverse weather, visiting new places and exploring the natural topography of my surroundings. It is an outlet for my amateur pursuit of photography with my point-and-shoot camera as well as a forum for discussing meteorological events. The name "Big Sky Convection" will remain, but I feel that "Always Chasing" more accurately describes my direction.