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BAMOS Dec 2017 there may be further uncertainty in the quality of observations recorded. Even with full consideration of the inherent uncertainties, if wind speeds continue to increase in certain parts of Tasmania, then potentially so may the frequency of tornadoes. The zone, and the frequency and distribution of tornadoes, may potentially be indicating an emergence of a Tasmanian ‘Tornado Alley’ similar to that currently observed in the United States (Long and Stoy, 2014). Continued wind speed monitoring and further detailed studies are highly recommended to determine any potential future trends between the frequency of tornadoes and changing wind speeds in Tasmania. Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the reviewers for their valuable comments and recommendations. References Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 2014. Hot weather, strong winds damaging Tasmanian crops. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia. 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