Severe Weather in 2014

July 19th, 2014 at 2:13 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Tornadoes in U.S. 2014    Mi Severe Reports Click on the images to enlarge.   The first graph on the left is the number of tornadoes so far this year compared to past years.  This year and last year, the tornado count is well below average.   The map on the right shows where we have had tornadoes (in red), hail reports of 1″ diameter or more (green) and reports of wind damage (in blue).   So far this year, Nebraska has had the most tornadoes of any state (86) followed by Mississippi (75), Iowa (62) and Alabama (55).  Get this, California has had 10 tornadoes this year and that’s only one behind Oklahoma (11).  Michigan is also just one behind Oklahoma (central Oklahoma averages more tornadoes per square mile than any other place on Earth).  Michigan has had only 32 severe hail reports and we’ve had 177 wind reports.  Many of our wind reports came during the derecho of June 30, with winds up to 85 mph along I-94.    Ten states have had no tornadoes this year so far (AK, HI, OR, MA, CT, RI, NH, VT, NJ).  The biggest tornado day by far this year was April 28th (122).  We have only had 46 tornadoes so far this month in the U.S.

15 Responses to “Severe Weather in 2014”

  1. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    I can’t say I’m surprised our ( Michigan ) SVR weather has been down this year as one could kinda this coming from our late release from winter and cooler temps this year. Of course you know what might happen after posting a graphic like this , in comes the SVR weather as it’s not always the frequency but sometimes the severity of an event. ( Murphy’s law at work ) Anyways what a gorgeous day , looking like great beach weather to me. :)

    1. fixxxer says:

      We may get some good stuff in the fall as we transistion. Doubtful but always a chance.

  2. DarrenSVRstm ( Cedar S ) says:

    Slight risk is looking to be moving our way towards middle of next week ( tues – wed ) as there looks to be good instability . Sheer seems to be the lacking component attm but I would think we should see some thunder – storms at the very least with wind being the main culprit. ( heavy rain as well ) Still the small details are yet to be defined. Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful weekend.

  3. Wow the east side of the state is experiencing a cool day today. Upper 60′s and low 70′s over there. West Bloomfield, MI is 65 degrees currently. Detroit stands at 71. Lots of cloud cover over there from that passing rain in Ontario.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:

      Travis will probably mention that it was 81* in GR today, unless somebody in Flint gets the blowtorch out and heats up the sensor.

    1. fixxxer says:

      Yeah becuase the 80s are soo cold.

    2. matt says:

      Look at Tuesdays forecast looks awesome. Maybe your mom will let you run through the sprinkler.

  4. For anyone interested on the wildfires, this is a cool map from the National Weather Service. Much of the United States is experiencing smoke from the fires in Canada and in the Pacific Northwest.

    1. As you can see a good chunk of Michigan has experienced some of the thicker smoke noted by the yellow color.

      1. The National Weather Service has it on their FB page as well. Here is a legend from the NWS for the different colors and markings on the map:

  5. I should note that info is from the NWS in Caribou, ME

  6. fixxxer says:

    Hey rj wheres your polar vortex? Do us a favor and go play with your fisher price golf clubs in a lightning storm. ;)

  7. matt says:

    @fixxxer ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  8. Geneo Grenville says:

    Fixxer Maybe you need to get out side and enjoy this weather it warm when you are out side working.

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