Only a handful of tornadoes reach EF4 status or greater per year. Fewer last for 90 minutes.
Sometimes you don’t need a long-lasting tornado to see a big show.
Despite minimal attention in the lead up, May 9 ended up producing about two dozen tornadoes, including the first violent one of the year.
It’s been a slow start to May for tornadoes, but peak season can’t be denied for long. Colorado turned little ingredients into big things.
While much of the week was fairly tame, it was book ended by larger events. Looks like more tornadoes are ahead.
Now matter how you slice it, the first full week of May 2015 was a big one for tornadoes.
As much as April kept on sending storms, we probably should have expected the break that arrived. How long will it last?
Last week was full of storms, and quite a few tornadoes as well. Twisters are set to take a break as we close the month and start May.
Plentiful storminess continues, but there’s just been a handful of tornadoes by comparison.
The EF4 that hit northern Illinois was one of the strongest in the region in decades. Is there more tornado fury ahead?
Last week was pretty active, for 2015. This week looks like it will be even more active, and potentially a lot more.
Usually as we hit the end of June, large-scale tornado activity begins to noticeably wane. Though June may go out with a bang, the lessening of activity was noticeable during the final third of the month.