While it was light on overall numbers, the year was packed with incredible tornadoes.
The year was relatively quiet, but there were a number of memorable events.
It’s not often that a bunch of tornadoes happen with little notice. Could we have seen it coming?
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Despite minimal attention in the lead up, May 9 ended up producing about two dozen tornadoes, including the first violent one of the year.
Tornadoes have been confirmed in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa from the first larger daytime event of the year in that region.
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.
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.
2016 is off to a quick start for tornadoes, with several tornado outbreaks occurring even before the main season gets underway. We’ll document the largest outbreaks as they happen.
EF3+ tornadoes, often referred to as “intense,” make up less than 5 percent of all twisters in the United States. But they cause much of the destruction. Keep track of 2016’s as they occur.
This storm was an oddball. While it hit a place that sees tornadoes with regularity, the timing was kind of bizarre.
Despite a near-normal heart of tornado season in 2015, it’s become another year remembered for its lack of activity.