Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TWC Reports April Tornado Record

For an update on the April tornado record, see:
Record Heat Fuels Historic Tornado Outbreak

The Weather Channel's severe storm expert Dr. Greg Forbes is reporting that the preliminary total of 272 tornadoes through yesterday breaks the April record of 267 in 1974. The average number of April tornadoes is 163.

The graph (click to enlarge) from the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center shows the cumulative annual total of 671 tornadoes to date outpacing the 2008 count of 631.

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