Cold Quashes TornadoesMarch 21st, 2014 at 1:38 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Click on the image to enlarge. The cold air has put a (TEMPORARY) hold on the tornado season. We’ve had only four very insignificant, weak tornadoes in the U.S. so far this month of March. Three were in Florida and one in Arizona. So, this is one good side to the chilly weather pattern. You can see that much of the country (Arkansas, Tennessee, the northern Gulf States) has been pretty much free of severe weather this month. I do expect this to change as temperatures warm beginning perhaps in the 2nd week of April. Remember, in years with cold and/or snowy winters, there is usually a flip to a warm 3-6 day period in April (sometimes with severe storms and tornadoes 1956, 1965 – in 1977 we had an F4 tornado near Lansing that spring).