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May 3, 2008

2008 Tornado Trends

Filed under: High Winds — Tags: , , , — John Banta @ 5:22 am

April is usually the start of tornado season in the US. This year we got off to an early start, and that is continuing. As of today the Arkansas death toll is up to 24. The following chart plots the number of tornadoes for 2008 in red. We are well on the way to setting a record breaking year.

NOAA: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/

According to NOAA the current ten year average tornado trend is 1270 tornadoes per year. Prior to 2000 there was only one year that exceeded 1000.

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