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Quiet Tornado Season so Far

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Severe weather season has been very quiet so far but June is getting closer and that is the peak month for tornadoes in the Badger state.  As of Friday, there have been no tornadoes in the state and according to the National Weather Service in Sullivan, if we make it through May with no tornadoes that would be 5 straight tornado-free months.  The last time that happened was back in 1993.  The other years include 1990, 1986, 1983, and 1963. 

Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes every year, but most occur in June and July.  1993 started off slow, but it ended up with 37 tornadoes…28 in June.  1990 only had 9 twisters all year…4 in June.  1986 had a total of 14, and 3 in June.  1983 had 31 tornadoes with 4 in June and 1963 had 11 tornadoes with 2 in June.  Back in 2005, 62 tornadoes, state record, were reported and 30 of those twisters occurred in June.  What’s very interesting is that Wisconsin only had 2 tornadoes through the month of May in 2005.

This just proves how quickly tornado season ramps up once June gets here so don’t let your guard down!  Wisconsin has had tornadoes in every month except for February and most tornadoes occur in the late afternoon and early evening between 3 and 7pm…the hottest part of the day.

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