May is the peak of the tornado/severe weather season over much of the country. Fortunately for us, the severe weather has pretty much remained south of Michigan this spring so far. Here’s the severe weather reports from Wednesday:
We had 8 tornado touchdowns, 60-70 mph winds and baseball sized hail.
Only four tornadoes were reported on Thursday, but two injuries were reported from the twister near Mount Enterprise, Texas. Egg-sized hail fell at Johnson City TX.
There were actually 6 tornadoes on Friday – two of the seven reports above were of the same tornado. There was one tornado in NE Oregon (two trailers were flipped) and one in E. Washington.
Lots of wind damage in the Southeast. There were 6 reports of hail bigger than golf balls. There was one injury in Burnside KY.
This will continue to be an active month for severe storms and tornadoes. We’ll have to continue to monitor the severe threat with the warm and more humid air moving back into Michigan next week.