After several quieter years, we think this one has a better chance to see near normal or above normal tornado activity.
It has been eerily quiet this year when it comes to tornadoes.
The tornado drought of March 2015 came to an end with a fatal tornado in northeast Oklahoma and another hit to Moore.
You’ve probably heard tornadoes are running at all-time lows (again). Take a deep dive into why that’s the case and whether or not it might persist.
While March is not a peak month, an awakening from the tornado slumber in winter is often quite evident.
Will spring 2015 be an active one for tornadoes? The key indicators are mixed, but they do offer some clues.
After a mostly quiet March, spring returned to the air the last week. April appears to start on a stormy note across the central United States and off toward the east.
On March 18, 1925 a dark “smokey fog” touched down approximately three miles northwest of Ellington, Missouri. It would become known as the Tri-State Tornado. By all accounts, it was a monster.
In the cold season, tornadoes generally hang out around the Gulf of Mexico. But in spring and summer they surge north to threaten much of the country.
In March 1976, 180 tornadoes touched down. The most in any March. Find out why in our in depth look at the month.
We took a cursory look at March tornado deaths in the general overview of March tornadoes — there were 676 in total from 1950-2010. Much like February, major parts of the March overall total are from significant tornado outbreaks like those in 1952 (209 killed),
Instability is growing and we are getting closer to storm initiation along the dry line this afternoon.