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Recent Uptick in U.S. Tornadoes; Still Below Average

13 May 2014, 1:00 pm

Weather conditions over the past few weeks have been a little more active across the nation. There has been a recent uptick in the number of severe weather and tornado reports as of late, but despite that, we are still running below average in the tornado department. Thanks ErinLittleKMBC for the picture below; it was actually her dad that snapped the picture near Buckner, MO on Saturday, May 10th.

5-10_1800_RCP_PIC_BUCKNER, MO_TORNADO_TW_ERIN LITTLE @ KMBC

May 2014 Tornadoes So Far…

Here’s a map of the May 2014 tornadoes so far. According to NOAA’s SPC, the PRELIMINARY tornado reports for May 2014 through May 12th is up to 68.

5.13.14 US May Tor numbers

2014 U.S. Tornadoes

According to NOAA’s SPC, the U.S. PRELIMINARY tornado count through May 12th is 356. Interestingly, we have now surpassed last year’s tornado count through May 12th of 248. However, in 2011, there were 1,069 PRELIMINARY tornado reports!! The 2005-2013 average through May 12th is 631, so we are nearly half of the short-term average.

5.13.14 US Tors

Average May Tornadoes

According to NOAA’s NCDC, the average number of tornadoes in May (1991-2010) is 276 across the nation. Texas averages the most tornadoes in May with 43! By the May is typically the most active tornado month of the year with June not far behind averaging 243 tornadoes.

5.13.14 May Tors

Average U.S. Tornadoes per year

According to NOAA’s NCDC, the average number of tornadoes per year is 1,253 with Texas averaging the most with 155 tornadoes per year.

5.13.14 US Tor Map

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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