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2014 Tornado Count Below Average

8 Apr 2014, 12:26 pm

Spring Has Sprung!

Thanks to @TheNationalMall for the image below out of Washington D.C. where it appears the Cherry Blossoms are at or near peak bloom!

See more from the NationalCherryBlossomFestival.com HERE:

4.8 DC cherry blossoms

Here’s another great shot from Reagan National Airport where the magnolias are blooming! Thanks to @AviationandWX for the picture below.

4.8 Reagan National PIC

Mississippi Tornado

An overnight tornado (Sunday night/early Monday morning) was responsible for several damage and injury reports.

4.8 MS Tor DamageAccording to the National Weather Service, the tornado in Covington county, MS was rated and EF2 with a path length of nearly 16 miles! The maximum wind speed was up to 125mph!!

4.8 MS EF2

This particular tornado was north of Hattiesburg, MS near Collins, MN

4.8 MS Tor reports

North Carolina Tornado

Thanks to Hunter Sutton for the picture below out of Pantego, NC. This particular tornado was also responsible some injuries and damage in eastern North Carolina.

4.8 NC Tornado Pic

Thanks to @BryanYoungstar for the damage picture below out of Belhaven, NC. Note the roof missing from the house and several trees snapped on the left.

4.8 NC Tor Damaga

This tornado was located in the eastern part of the state.

4.8 NC Tor Reports2014 Tornado Count

According to NOAA’s SPC, the 2014 PRELIMINARY tornado count through April 7th is just 93. Keep in mind that the 2005 to 2013 average through April 7th is nearly 300!

4.8 2014 tornado countHere are the PRELIMINARY tornado reports over the last couple of years through April 7th. Note that in 2012, there had been more than 400 tornado reports by now!

4.8 2014 tornado compare

Take a look at the tornado report graph from the last several years (thru 2005). Note that we have now edged past 2010 as not quite the most quiet year through April 7th. In 2010, there had only been 85 tornado reports through now. However, in 2008, there were already 545 preliminary tornado reports through now.

4.8 2014 tor count

Temperature Outlook

Part of the reason for the somewhat lackluster severe weather season is because of the colder than average temperatures in the eastern two-thirds of the nation thus far. Even through we’ve seen a recent spike in those severe weather reports, the extended temperature outlook through the middle of April suggests continued cooler than average weather. We’ll see how this plays in the severe weather through that time frame.

4.8 HPC 8 TO 14 DAY temp outlook

Thanks for checking in and have a great rest of your week! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TNelsonWNTV

WNTV TODD NELSON

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