How common are tornadoes in Memphis Tennessee?

Tornadoes are found to pose a significant threat to the area, with an average of 14 striking the region each year.

Is Memphis in Tornado Alley?

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – The Great Plains is typically referred to as Tornado Alley, but researchers are finding evidence that tornado alley is shifting away from the plains and into the Southeast, putting a bull’s-eye on the Mid-South.

What part of Tennessee gets the most tornadoes?

Tennessee Tornado Index City Rank

Rank Tornado Index ▼ City / Population
1. 299.02 Elora, TN
2. 298.46 Dyersburg, TN / 16,998
3. 295.47 Ardmore, TN / 1,182
4. 294.05 Jackson, TN / 67,190

When was the last time a tornado hit Memphis Tennessee?

Historical Tornado Events

Distance (miles) Date
13.1 1979-03-22
14.3 2009-06-12
14.6 1988-01-19
14.7 1994-11-27

Where in Tennessee are there no tornadoes?

If you fear tornadoes, Morristown is the perfect hideaway. Morristown spans about 21 square miles of Hamblen County slightly northeast of Knoxville and has the lowest tornado score on our list.

Does Crossville TN get tornadoes?

The risk of tornado damage in Crossville is lower than Tennessee average and is about the same as the national average.

Where is Tornado Alley in TN?

Tennessee is not part of Tornado Alley but it is a part of Dixie Alley, a term coined to describe the southeastern parts of the United States that have a higher risk of developing tornados.

Does Memphis have tornado sirens?

In the city of Memphis, the Office of Emergency Management is responsible for siren activation. In Bartlett, Collierville, and Germantown, city officials activate their respective sirens.