Reviewing the 2016 tornado year with the “Ice Station Housman” podcast

The start of a long-track violent tornado in Kansas on May 25, 2016. (Ian Livingston)

The start of a long-track violent tornado in Kansas on May 25, 2016. (Ian Livingston)

With the calendar flip to December, we’re staring down the end of yet another year. When it comes to tornadoes, 2016 was a year of some oddities. It started off fast, with a major outbreak in February, then it was relatively tame during peak season, and turned very quiet until recently.

What the United States lacked in overall tornado numbers — they’re near historic lows — it made up in interesting and out of season events. Even in the quieter years, there can be extraordinarily memorable days, like the one we ran into on May 24.

UStornadoes.com member Katie Wheatley and I joined the Ice Station Housman podcast to discuss the 2016 tornado year, the big events, and how it compares, along with a smattering about chasing. In addition to tornadoes, we touched on some other weather-related topics like Hurricane Matthew with hosts Joel Housman, Becky Elliot, and Jimmy Marks.

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2 thoughts on “Reviewing the 2016 tornado year with the “Ice Station Housman” podcast”

  1. Keith says:

    Ian. Nice recap on 2016. Hope you post a 2017 “forecast” considering La Nina.

    1. Ian Livingston says:

      Thanks! Perhaps not my best medium. I think it got better as it went, hah. We will definitely have an outlook for spring!

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