Fast Start to Tornado Season

March 23, 2012

In case you’re not keeping track, the Weather Channel is….

The last thing we wanted to see after the devastating year of tornadoes in 2011 was an active start in 2012. Unfortunately, that is just what we’ve seen.

According to our Severe Weather Expert Dr. Greg Forbes, the tornado count for the month of March is now at 117, which is well above the 10-year March average of 87 tornadoes. With January and February also seeing above-average tornado activity, this means that the first three months of the year will all have final tornado counts above their respective 10-year averages.

Keep in mind we are only at the beginning of the tornado season. As you can see in the graphic above, typically the peak months for tornadoes are April, May and June. While we do not know exactly how active the rest of the tornado season will be, you should make sure you are prepared equally each and every year with our WeatherReady Tornado Safety and Preparedness tips.


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