It’s been a relatively tame peak season in 2016. The signals for June are mixed.
Even though May is the peak of tornado season, a lull to start the month is not as unusual as one might think.
A broad area across the Plains is under the threat for tornadoes on Tuesday, but there are local areas of focus for tornado chase targets.
The month of May is the typical peak of tornado season, and signs point to a potentially active start.
Getting a true sense of the current year’s tornado activity has typically been something of an educated guessing game. We’re going to try to change that.
After a rather active start to the year in 2016, odds seem good that April will deliver as well. It may just take a little while to get going as we deal with a cooler than normal air mass over the main tornado production zones early month.
When thinking tornado chasing, it’s mainly the heart of the southern and central Plains that gets the most notice. But if those are the only places you visit, you’re missing out on a lot.