Ranking Pine Belt counties in tornado history

Research is fun. Math can be just as much fun, too. When you bridge the two and breakdown statistics, it can be almost too much fun.

While working on a Pine Belt tornado project, I came across some interesting numbers. It turns out that Smith, Jones and Pearl River counties are the top three for "Most Spring Tornadoes" since 1950 for the area.

The three counties have tallied 81 spring tornadoes since 1950. But something else surprised me.