Thousands of Thunderstorms: Guess the Top States

From March to mid-June we issued over 5,000 Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) across the top 11 states alone. DTAs are issued when our network detects immediate severe weather such as heavy rain, strong winds, hail and tornadoes.

Texas is #1 on our list - Credit: Charles Williams via Flickr

Texas is #1 on our list – Credit: Charles Williams via Flickr

Texas comes in at number 1, with 922 events over this 15-week period. To put a different light on it, that’s like having 2.5 severe weather events EVERY DAY for a whole year! I guess everything is bigger in Texas, even thunderstorms!

Can you guess the other 10 states that had the most thunderstorms? Below, you’ll find picture clues on the other states. Answers are found in the info-graphic at the bottom of this post.

#2's state animal is the Bison - Credit: USFWS Mountain Prairie via Flickr

#2′s state animal is the Bison, named in year 1972 – Credit: USFWS Mountain Prairie via Flickr

#3 - Dorothy was from this state

#3 Dorothy was from this state – Credit: twm1340 via Flickr

#4's state tree is the flowering dogwood - Credit: How I See Life via Flickr

#4′s state tree is the Flowering Dogwood – Credit: How I See Life via Flickr

#5 is the state that built the very first skyscraper in all the world in 1885 - Credit: 4nitsirk via Flickr

#5 is the state that built the very first skyscraper in all the world in 1885 – Credit: 4nitsirk via Flickr

#6 is the birthplace of the Reuben Sandwich - Credit: Ntcrwler via Flickr

#6 is the birthplace of the Reuben Sandwich – Credit: Ntcrwler via Flickr

#7 is the home state of MASH character Radar O’Reilly - Credit: twm1340 via Flickr

#7 is the home state of MASH character Radar O’Reilly – Credit: twm1340 via Flickr

#8 was named after England's Duke of York - Credit: lisby1 via Flickr

#8 was named after England’s Duke of York – Credit: lisby1 via Flickr

#9's name originates from Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning great river - Credit: USACE HQ via Flickr

#9′s name originates from Chippewa Indian words “mici zibi,” loosely meaning great river – Credit: USACE HQ via Flickr

#10's state motto is "Sic Semper Tyrannis" which means "Thus Always to Tyrants" - Credit: Rory Finneren via Flickr

#10′s state motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis” which means
“Thus Always to Tyrants” – Credit: Rory Finneren via Flickr

#11 was named in honor of France's King Louis XIV - Credit: breyeschow via Flickr

#11 was named in honor of France’s King Louis XIV – Credit: breyeschow via Flickr

 

 

Answers:

Credit: WeatherBug - Earth Networks

Credit: WeatherBug – Earth Networks

  1. Texas
  2. Oklahoma – State animal is the Bison, named in 1972
  3. Kansas – Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was from here
  4. Missouri – The state tree is the Flowering Dogwood
  5. Illinois – Build the world’s first skyscraper in 1885
  6. Nebraska – Birthplace of the Reuben Sandwich
  7. Iowa – Home state of the MASH character Radar O’Reilly
  8. New York – Named after England’s Duke of York
  9. Mississippi – Name originates from Chippewa Indian words “mici zibi,” loosely meaning great river
  10. Virginia – State motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis” which means
    “Thus Always to Tyrants”
  11. Louisiana – Named in honor of France’s King Louis XIV

 

Were you able to guess which states make up this list? Check your answers and let us know how you did in the comments!

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