It was a quiet year for tornadoes across the country in 2013. In fact, the total was one of the lowest on record.
Kansas followed that trend. The 56 tornadoes logged last year was the fewest since 1994, according to the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office. Most of the tornadoes – 45 – touched down in May. The strongest was an EF-4 that just missed Rozel in central Kansas on May 18.
Fortunately, there was only one injury and no fatalities in Kansas from tornadoes last year.
There were 128 days between the first tornado of the year in Kansas – April 7 in Russell County – and the last: August 13 in Lane County.
There were 15 days with one or more tornadoes last year in Kansas. The day with the most tornadoes – 12 – was May 19, which also happened to be the day a large tornado touched down near Clearwater and moved northeast toward Wichita. It lifted shortly before reaching the city.