Mid-America Catastrophe Services

Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

 Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 Insurance Journal

Tornado season is starting, but don’t ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer. They don’t know. They’re having a hard enough time getting a fix on the likely path of storms expected in the next 48 hours, from the Ohio Valley to the Southeast coast. The very nature of tornadoes makes them the wildcard of weather disasters. It’s just hard to figure when and where they’ll appear. Last Wednesday night, one hit Rome, Ga., the National Weather Service said, with winds of 95 mph, leaving a 3-mile swath of destruction.