WeatherHistorian-SeMI: Celebrating 22 years -
Retired NWS Weather Historian after 37 years, Bill Deedler, continues his thoughts and forecasts on evolving weather patterns and Season Outlooks affecting Southeast Lower Michigan.
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Stormy Weather clobbering the US this Spring
Just heard there have been over 1,151 tornadoes this year thus far...double the amount seen in an average year /500/. That is INCREDIBLE when you consider it is only May. The amount of people killed this year is sky high too /390 and climbing/ due to the number of storms and some major tornadoes hitting bigger metro areas. Most killed since the infamous year of 1953 which included the Flint Beecher tornado.
The Flint Beecher tornado (when over 100 people were killed) HAD BEEN the last time 100 people were killed in a single tornado until Joplin /around 116/).