Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning: 1995 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 374):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 26 rows and 13 columns.

This is table 374 from the US Statistical Abstract about the topic Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning: 1995 to 2006


  1. Source: U.S. National Weather Service, Internet site < >. A violent, rotating column of air descending from a cumulonimbus
    cloud in the form of a tubular- or funnel-shaped cloud, usually
    characterized by movements along a narrow path and wind speeds from 100
    to over 300 miles per hour. Also known as a “twister” or waterspout."
  2. Source: National Hurricane Center (NHC), Coral Gables, FL, unpublished data. For data on individual hurricanes, see
    the NHC web site at < >.


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