National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Areas of Severe Thunderstorms, Excessive Rainfall, and Heat into the Weekend

Severe thunderstorms and excessive rainfall are possible today through Saturday across portions of the Plains. Heavy thunderstorms may bring excessive rainfall with possible flooding today and Thursday to the Southeast U.S. Excessive heat continues in Texas and Puerto Rico today then is expected to return this weekend into early next week while expanding from Texas into the northern Gulf Coast. Read More >

Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Ann.
1950 0 1 1 5 12 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 23
1951 0 2 0 11 11 11 4 2 1 1 0 0 43
1952 0 0 0 7 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 22
1953 0 4 7 9 8 13 4 2 0 0 5 2 54
1954 0 0 7 13 19 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 53
1955 1 1 0 15 32 22 4 2 0 0 0 0 77
1956 0 2 1 20 6 9 7 2 0 1 1 0 49
1957 4 0 0 40 45 5 4 3 5 1 0 0 107
1958 0 2 0 4 4 8 6 2 4 0 12 0 42
1959 0 2 16 3 35 1 3 5 2 2 1 0 70
1960 1 3 5 19 61 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 98
1961 0 4 10 14 42 7 3 0 1 1 0 0 82
1962 0 0 0 4 33 21 6 3 0 0 0 0 67
1963 0 0 3 1 11 4 4 1 2 1 3 0 30
1964 0 0 0 17 22 3 4 4 1 0 2 0 53
1965 0 0 3 21 32 8 0 5 5 0 0 0 74
1966 0 1 0 8 11 13 1 0 2 0 0 0 36
1967 4 0 0 12 4 23 4 0 2 0 0 0 49
1968 0 0 0 16 26 9 0 1 0 0 0 3 55
1969 0 0 0 10 5 13 1 0 1 1 0 0 31
1970 0 0 0 13 5 17 2 1 9 8 0 0 55
1971 0 2 2 8 13 8 1 0 0 1 0 4 39
1972 0 0 0 11 5 6 3 1 0 2 0 2 30
1973 1 0 7 9 19 24 1 1 3 3 8 0 76
1974 0 1 2 3 9 24 0 3 0 1 2 0 45
1975 1 6 1 1 7 9 1 0 0 0 4 4 34
1976 0 3 6 7 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 28
1977 0 1 11 4 31 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 54
1978 0 0 0 14 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 21
1979 0 0 5 17 7 3 2 13 1 2 1 0 51
1980 0 0 3 7 9 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 25
1981 0 0 1 11 44 7 5 2 2 3 1 0 76
1982 0 0 11 11 56 11 1 3 2 0 2 4 101
1983 0 0 4 12 40 23 2 1 0 2 8 0 92
1984 0 0 6 23 9 3 0 0 2 6 1 0 50
1985 0 2 5 10 6 5 1 0 3 0 4 0 36
1986 0 0 2 4 25 1 0 2 7 6 0 0 47
1987 0 3 9 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 23
1988 0 0 5 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 5 0 17
1989 0 0 2 1 7 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 20
1990 0 0 10 3 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 30
1991 0 0 17 24 20 4 1 0 0 7 0 0 73
1992 0 0 2 9 25 9 2 0 16 1 0 0 64
1993 0 0 6 17 20 13 0 0 5 2 1 0 64
1994 0 0 1 15 11 2 6 2 0 3 0 0 40
1995 0 0 2 22 17 28 6 0 0 4 0 0 79
1996 0 0 1 18 9 7 0 6 7 0 1 0 49
1997 0 1 1 1 41 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 55
1998 0 0 1 1 22 22 2 1 3 27 4 0 83
1999 0 1 6 19 90 14 0 1 2 4 5 3 145
2000 0 2 15 6 11 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 44
2001 0 0 0 10 25 1 0 0 6 19 0 0 61
2002 0 0 0 7 7 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 18
2003 0 0 4 15 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
2004 0 0 12 13 26 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 62
2005 0 0 8 7 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 27
2006 0 0 7 8 4 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 27
2007 0 0 6 3 29 5 1 5 0 1 0 0 50
2008 4 0 13 9 42 5 0 0 2 0 1 1 77
2009 0 6 1 17 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 34
2010 0 0 2 1 91 4 1 0 3 0 0 1 103
2011 0 1 0 50 46 7 0 1 3 0 11 0 119
2012 0 0 5 54 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 63
2013 2 0 2 12 63 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 82
2014 0 0 0 4 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 16
2015 0 0 7 5 83 1 3 0 0 0 9 3 111
2016 0 0 5 28 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 58
2017 0 0 3 10 57 2 0 4 0 9 0 0 85
2018 0 0 0 0 23 2 0 2 0 12 4 0 43
2019 0 0 0 22 105 11 0 3 0 6 0 2 149
2020 3 0 2 15 16 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 39
2021 4 0 3 5 11 1 1 0 0 34 4 0 63
2022 0 0 6 7 28 0 1 0 0 2 6 8 58
2023 5 13 2 18 15 18 1 0 0 2 0 0 74
Total 30 64 285 870 1776 539 121 97 124 195 119 38 4258
Avg. 0.4 0.9 3.9 11.8 24.0 7.3 1.6 1.3 1.7 2.6 1.6 0.5 57.5
Most 5 13 17 54 105 28 7 13 16 34 12 8 149
When 2023 2023 1991 2012 2019 1995 1956 1979 1992 2021 1958 2022 2019
Least 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
When Many Years Many Years Many Years 1987
1988
2018
2005 1987
2003
2012
2013
2016
2020
Many Years Many Years Many Years Many Years Many Years Many Years 2014
Preliminary Numbers for 2024
2024 0 0 2 5 - - - - - - - - 7
 
Highest Annual Total of Tornadoes by Year Lowest Annual Total of Tornadoes by Year
Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total
1 2019 149 6 2010 103 1 2014 16 6 1952 22
2 1999 145 7 1982 101 2 1988 17 7 (tie) 1987 23
3 2011 119 8 1960 98 3 2002 18   1950 23
4 2015 111 9 1983 92 4 1989 20 9 1980 25
5 1957 107 10 2017 85 5 1978 21 10 (tie) 2005/2006 27
 
Highest Total of Tornadoes by Month or Season and Year
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total
1 2023 5 1 2023 13 1 1991 17 1 2012 54
2 (tie) 2008 4 2 (tie) 2009 6 2 1959 16 2 2011 50
  1967 4   1975 6 3 2000 15 3 1957 40
  1957 4 4 (tie) 1961 4 4 2008 13 4 2016 27
5 2020 3   1953 4 5 2004 12 5 1991 24
May. Jun. Jul. Aug.
Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total
1 2019 105 1 1995 28 1 1956 7 1 1979 13
2 2010 91 2 (tie) 1974 24 2 (tie) 1995 6 2 1996 6
3 1999 90   1973 24   1994 6 3 (tie) 2007 5
4 2015 83 4 (tie) 1983 23   1962 6   1965 5
5 2013 63   1967 23   1958 6   1959 5
Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total
1 1992 16 1 2021 34 1 1958 12 1 2022 8
2 1970 9 2 1998 27 2 2011 11 2 (tie) 1982 4
3 (tie) 1996 7 3 2001 19 3 2015 9   1975 4
  1986 7 4 2018 12 4 (tie) 1983 8   1971 4
5 2001 6 5 2017 9   1973 8 5 (tie) 2015* 3
Winter (Dec.-Jan.-Feb.) Spring (Mar.-Apr.-May) Summer (Jun.-Jul.-Aug.) Autumn (Sep.-Oct.-Nov.)
Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total Rank Year Total
1 2022-23 26 1 2019 127 1 1995 34 1 2021 38
2 (tie) 2008-09 7 2 1999 115 2 1962 30 2 1998 34
  1975-76 7 3 2011 96 3 1955 28 3 2001 25
  1974-75 7 4 2015 95 4 (tie) 1974 27 4 (tie) 1992 17
5 (tie) 2019-20* 5 5 2010 94   1967 27   1970 17