Alabama Records 37 Tornadoes In 2019 Before Spring Begins

 Friday, March 22, 2019


We say it often: severe weather can occur at any time of the year in Alabama. The first few months of 2019 are proof of that; 37 tornadoes were recorded in the state before the official start of spring (March 20th). If that sounds like a lot, it is. The average number of tornadoes through the months of January, February, and March is closer to 8-9 in a given year. The active start to this year’s severe weather season could be attributed to the warmer start to the year. When the weather becomes more spring-like earlier in the year, it follows that springtime weather patterns capable of producing tornadoes could start occurring earlier too.