Storm Watch: Cracking Thunder Stats

You may have it and not know what to call it. But it’s a condition serious enough to earn four unpronounceable names. Whether you call it astraphobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia, it’s a single weather-related syndrome that translates to an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.

There is more good news for sufferers, however. RealtyTrac listed those U.S. counties that, between 2007 and 2013, had abnormally high occurrences of thunderstorms. The report is based on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Storm chasers as well as those chased off by the phenomena can learn where the heaviest activity is located. Astraphobic homebuyers will definitely want to avoid Holmes, Florida, with an average annual thunderstorm count over 103.

Here are the Top 20 counties on the list. For the complete report, or any questions on this or our many other datasets, please contact our PR Department directly at pr@realtytrac.com.

 

Rank County, State Population # Thunderstorms
1 Holmes, Florida 20,003 103.91
2 Santa Rosa, Florida 154,104 97.71
3 Mobile, Alabama 412,577 84.89
4 George, Mississippi 22,616 84.89
5 Gadsden, Florida 46,279 84.79
6 Jefferson, Florida 14,622 84.79
7 Leon, Florida 277,971 84.79
8 Liberty, Florida 8,291 84.79
9 Wakulla, Florida 30,764 84.79
10 Natchitoches, Louisiana 39,488 84.7
11 Sabine, Louisiana 24,322 84.7
12 Sabine, Texas 10,686 84.7
13 Palm Beach, Florida 1,335,187 83.43
14 Barbour, Alabama 27,389 79.31
15 Clay, Georgia 3,194 79.31
16 Quitman, Georgia 2,489 79.31
17 Randolph, Georgia 7,678 79.31
18 Stewart, Georgia< 5,887 79.31
19 Webster, Georgia 2,760 79.31
20 Beauregard, Louisiana 35,708 77.27

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