August Tornadoes by State

August Tornadoes by State

Here’s a map that shows the average number of tornadoes that each state received from 1989-2013 (24 years).  Some surprises here.  The top 3 states are Florida, Minnesota and Colorado.  Few people would have got that right!  Florida gets tornadoes associated with tropical storms and hurricanes in August.  Note the northern migration of the tornado season…with more tornadoes in Minnesota and North Dakota than Oklahoma.  Michigan has averaged two tornadoes in August over those 24 years.   This map from the Weather Prediction Center shows expected rainfall over the next week.  Looks like ample rain over the “Corn Belt” and…