There are no Oklahoma and Kansas Struck Tornadoes So far in 2019, But the May Soon End Streak

Tornadoes Are Struck Oklahoma, Kansas So far in 2019
  • No tornadoes have been reported to date in 2019 in Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • Both states did not see January tornadoes in April in 2018.
  • The streak can not endure this much longer.

Tornadoes have torn across parts of the South Valley and Ohio so far this year, but often two states have none of the spring tornadoes – Kansas and Oklahoma – in 2019.

The first opportunity for thornadoes occurs in Oklahoma and Kansas this week as it is expected to develop a low pressure area in the mid-week plains and spread the threat of extreme weather. from the United States to the East to Friday.

Nationwide, through April 15, there are 252 reports on thornadoes, according to NOAA's Prediction Storm Center. The average number of tweets to date is 348, based on data from 2005 to 2015.

Tornado reports from January 1, 2019, through April 15, 2019.

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In Oklahoma, on average, tornadoes occur in the first four months of the year.

Last year also a quiet start. The first tornado was reported from 2018 until May 2, which set Oklahoma's new record for the first tornado.

It is worth noting the lack of tornado in the Early State as it is usually a favorable development area in the early spring. Only three years since 1950 when tornadoes were not reported in Oklahoma in April: 1987, 1988 and 2018.

April 2012 was the highest recorded April.

(FURTHER: Why April, May and June are the Most Active, Dangerous Months for Tornadoes)

Kansas is about to the fourth slowest start for tornadoes since 1990. Usually the state has 12 tornadoes in April, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.

The first date of the first tornado in Kansas is March 25, based on data from 1990 to 2018. Kansas has not seen his first tornado until May 1 last year, the latest incident since 1990.

It was the first tornado of the year recorded in Kansas 28 May 1980.

Why the Lack of Tornadoes?

The high-level weather pattern is partly responsible for lack of tornadoes in these states. There is a southern dip in the continuous stream in the center of the United States. this year and he allowed periods of colder temperatures than the average southward flourished into the Plains and in the Midwest.

The cold conditions reduce the amount of moisture available, and the location of the jet stream results in a low trajectory for low pressure systems to bring severe weather into many of the Plains.

Warmer temperatures and above average precipitation are expected until the end of April in Kansas and Oklahoma, according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.. This could lead to an increase in heavy thumbs and possible tornons.

A quiet start for the year doesn't mean you can let your guard down.

Tornado activity usually increases in May, with the largest onions usually on May and June, followed by April.

It remains to be seen when this streak is free from broken thornado in Oklahoma and Kansas, but it is important to still be prepared for bad weather.


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