Texans are no strangers to unpredictable weather. One minute the skies are clear, the next minute we’re scrambling to find the local news because a Tornado Warning has just been issued in our area.
A meteorologist in San Antonio asked himself a simple question: “What city in Texas actually has the most-destructive weather?” Well, he did the math and figured it out.
Anthony Franze, the newsroom meteorologist at the San Antonio Express-News looked at data for the five biggest cities in Texas: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin.
By analyzing hail reports, tornado reports, wind reports, and flash flooding events, all since the year 2000, Franze determined that Fort Worth has the worst weather in Texas!
Franze explained, “They’ve seen the most severe hail reports since the year 2000, and it’s not particularly close. The DFW area often sees the most destructive tornado events. Tarrant County has seen the No. 1 damaging wind reports of all five major cities since the year 2000.”
Everyone across Texas should be prepared when sever weather hits though, and Franze advises to keep an eye on weather news in your area.
He says, “If you keep up with the updates, [meteorologists] are going to let you know exactly what’s going to happen, when it’s going to happen as best as they can. Of course, things are going to happen sometimes where it’s hard to predict exactly when a tornado is going to touch down.
“But when those ingredients are there, having your ears open, your eyes open and being able to get those updates is the most important thing.”