Tornado season starts slow once again this year

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United States – For the third consecutive year the tornado season is off to a very slow start.

Tornadoes this year and past

Tornadoes this year and past

The number of tornadoes in the U.S this year is 98 as of April 12. The average to this date is 211.

The least number of  tornadoes to this date is 93 and that number occurred in 2010. The most is 621 tornadoes as of April 12 and that occurred in 2008.

Severe weather this year

Severe weather this year

Severe weather reports including large hail and damaging winds are also down so far this year. One of the main reasons for the slow start to  the severe weather season is the unusually cold air that dominated the eastern half of the county for early in the year.

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