While we don’t typically talk much about severe weather here in February, it’s the hot talk right now. And it’s because of the lack of a type of severe weather – tornadoes.
The folks in Norman, Oklahoma released this information yesterday – there were no tornadoes in the United States during the month of February. This is the first time since 1950 in the National Weather Service’s database where the month has gone unscathed from a tornado.
As far as what that means down the road – don’t count it as a hardcore sign of a lethargic severe weather season. NOAA says years that start out with fewer tornadoes can end up average or below average (number of tornadoes). There have also been years, however, where’s that’s been the case before a major tornado outbreak (May 2003, for example).
Severe weather season here at home gets going typically as we push into April. It’s still a little oddball-ish to see it here in March. It’ll get going soon further south.
Here’s more about the article on the NOAA website.
Posted under KTTC, severe weather
This post was written by Steph on March 3, 2010