The year was relatively quiet, but there were a number of memorable events.
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.