The Watford City, ND tornado from Monday was one of several tornado reports from Memorial Day Monday. Interestingly, my wife was driving back from visiting family in the northwest corner of the state and sent me these pictures from Watford City, ND Monday morning.
Later Monday, this is what happened…
Memorial Day Monday Tornado Reports
There were also several tornado reports across the Southern Plains.
2014 U.S. Tornado Count
According to NOAA’s SPC, the PRELIMINARY 2014 tornado county is 414 through May 26th. This is more than 300 reports below the 2005-2013 average of 753. Note that we’ve seen more tornadoes this year than last year, but significantly less than what we had seen in 2011!
Here’s a look at how this years tornado reports stack up against more recent years.
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