NE Denver, Colorado Tops the list of most tornado prone region in the USA

Ever since the day a couple of years ago when I watched a tornado (F4)  blow through the town of Windsor Colorado, about 1 mile from my home, I’ve had much interest in the topic of tornados and storm chasing. And so, I’m glad to share with you some of the latest storm related research to come to light, this from CDS Business Mapping. The company has compiled a top 10 list of the most tornado prone metro areas (greater than 50,000 pop) of the USA – topping the list, Denver, Colorado!

Online, the following top ten tornado prone metro-areas (population 50,000 plus) are as follows:

1.)  Denver, CO*

2.)  Hialeah, FL

3.)  Miami, FL

4.)  Hollywood, FL

5.)  Aurora, CO

6.)  Houston, TX

7.)  Commerce City, CO

8.)  Tampa, FL

9.)  St. Petersburg, FL

10.) North Little Rock, AR

*Not downtown but a rural area to the northeast.

FYI, according to CDS, In the first six months of 2011 alone, there were approximately 1,600 tornadoes that caused an estimated $10 billion dollars worth of insured property damage, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

The sky over Windsor, Colorado May 22, 2008 – see more images