Monday, April 09, 2012

Tornado Statistics

Severe weather season is here.

As this winter's La Nina weakens, the strength of the southern jet stream won't be as strong this spring.  So the frequency of tornado outbreaks over the next 3 months shouldn't be as high.  Yet the middle levels of the atmosphere remain strongly cool.  While we don't anticipate tornado outbreaks like what we had last year, a few outbreaks will occur.

Here are some historic tornado statistics. We start with the time of day tornadoes occur.

Tornadoes By Month...

Strong tornado trends since 1950 (EF3-5)
EF0 Tornado Reports to Total Reports
Remember these statistics when the next outbreak occurs.

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