Finger on the Weather

Tornado drought lingers in early 2015

The tornado drought of the past few years has persisted through the first three months of 2015.

More details on the drought are available in this post on the United States Tornadoes blog. This year has already set a record for latest into March – March 24 – without a tornado touching down. The total for the first three months of the year is among the lowest on record, weather officials say.

There weren’t even any tornado watches or severe thunderstorm watches issued anywhere in the United States in March to that date. The average March would see 80 tornadoes nationwide by that day.

Activity is bound to pick up now that April is here, though, so take watches and warnings seriously.

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