Tornado touchdowns are near record levels in the USA as summer is about to get underway and more twisters for the remainder of the season are set to top new highs.
So far this year twisters have already outnumbered last year and are 106% above normal levels and a hot and sticky summer is likely to see a few more develop.
Here are the statistics to date…
Actual Count 10-Yr Average Departure from Average
Jan 16 22 -32%
Feb 61 32 +91%
Mar 75 83 -10%
Apr 762 163 +367%
May 332 298 + 11%
2011 1262 614 + 106%
Stats from TWC
Photo from AP