While certain rules hold all year, each month has its own nuances.
With more than 65 years of tornado records, we have a good idea of when activity is most and least likely.
Even though May is the peak of tornado season, a lull to start the month is not as unusual as one might think.
When it comes to tornadoes throughout the year, it’s usually a matter of how many occur and where they happen. These maps give you all the details.
El Nino and La Nina events may impact tornado production in the United States. Finding out how is a bit messy, but there are some potential clues.
This storm was an oddball. While it hit a place that sees tornadoes with regularity, the timing was kind of bizarre.
Tornado territory begins to noticeably shrink as fall arrives across the country. Tropical systems can spell big trouble.
Best known for being a Category 5 monster that inundated New Orleans, five dozen twisters also scoured the landscape during Katrina.
The heart of tornado season is always in retreat by August. That said, it’s kind of like a quiet July given that most of the U.S. is open for business.
Tornado numbers begin their typical decline in July. It can be rapid some years, but given it’s the peak heating and thunderstorm season, twisters remain fairly common.
June is typically the final month of peak tornado activity in any given year. What it often lacks in huge outbreaks, it makes up in consistency of days with tornadoes.
Like tornado season, the odds of the biggest tornado day of the year historically peak in May. Those days offer some other clues as well.