If it seems we have had a lot of severe weather over the past month, you're right. Our primary severe weather season was almost non-existent with the obvious exception of the Mayflower/Vilonia tornado. We all know it only takes one storm to cause devastation. The cool and wet summer did bring storms and some of them reached severe limits.
As we are now rolling into fall and we always cation the secondary severe weather season can prove to be as active or even more active than spring. The National Weather Service has almost completed their surveys from the Monday, October, 13th severe weather event. They have found 7 tornadoes across the state. If you account for the 3 tornadoes on October 2nd and 1 on September 17th, the majority of our tornadoes this year have all occurred within the past one month. That's amazing!
Are we finished with the severe weather? No. We are getting a much needed break which may last at least for the next 7 days. We have the end of October, November, and into December to watch for a very active weather pattern. I hope it calms down, but as I indicated on the blog several weeks ago, history says this may turn into an active secondary severe weather season and it has.
Check out these stats. below.