Examining tornadoes by a 0-5 ranking offers some clues to their patterns.
Here’s a concise look at the official tornado record.
With more than 65 years of tornado records, we have a good idea of when activity is most and least likely.
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.
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.
Tornado territory begins to noticeably shrink as fall arrives across the country. Tropical systems can spell big trouble.
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.
May is typically the peak of the peak of the tornado year. Maps show the spots most at risk based on history.
Tornadoes occur throughout the year. Find out when your county’s peak month is.
The typical three-month peak of the tornado year begins in April. And April’s fury often targets population.