The tornado drought of March 2015 came to an end with a fatal tornado in northeast Oklahoma and another hit to Moore.
On June 16, 2014 a family of tornadoes dropped from a parent supercell moving over northeast Nebraska.
June 16, 17 and 18 will be remembered for their tornadoes in the years to come. The month may still have more activity to send us as well.
A number of tornadoes formed over the Plains and upper Midwest on June 16, 2014. The event in northeast Nebraska was one to remember.
One thing we often try to do in the midst of a big set of tornado days is put it in context to past events. This is what the big ones have looked like in recent years.
In just a few days at the end of April, we nearly doubled the 2014 tornado count. The outbreak peaked in a region ravaged y tornadoes almost three years ago to the date. And now it’s May, which means we’re watching the next tornado threat as well.
Four decades have passed since a generational tornado outbreak that still lives in infamy. Interactive mapping lets us dive deep into the event.
A major “second season” tornado outbreak struck parts of the Midwest, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys on Sunday.
April is the most volatile month for tornadoes, with plenty of years featuring not a ton of activity, but seemingly unlimited high-end outbreak potential. The 2011 and 1974 Super Outbreak are the headliners there.