Entries Tagged ‘ climatology ’

The Tornado “Drought” of 2012

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By Harold Brooks

UPDATE (14-Aug-2012): Graph corrected to indicate 2006 as previous 15 Apr-31 Jul minimum. The 2012 tornado season in the United States got off to a quick start with well-above average numbers in January, February, and March. Later, over 80 tornadoes occurred on 14 April. Since then, the number of tornadoes in the US has been […]


Can tornado activity through April portend May?

Apr 16th, 2010 | By Greg Carbin

Short answer: apparently not! Longer answer follows. Few tornadoes have occurred to date in 2010, especially when compared to very active recent years such as 2008. The adjusted annual tornado trend shown below indicates that 2010, with 79 tornadoes (adjusted) through April 15, is rapidly approaching the minimum number of tornadoes expected through this time […]


One tornado in February 2010 (UPDATED)

Mar 1st, 2010 | By Harold Brooks

A late tornado report has been received, so there’s now 1 tornado in the database for February 2010.