Tornadoes - August 2013


NCDC transitioned to the nClimDiv dataset on Thursday, March 13, 2014. This was coincident with the release of the February 2014 monthly monitoring report. For details on this transition, please visit our public FTP site and our U.S. Climate Divisional Database site.


According to data from the Storm Prediction Center, during August, there were 37 preliminary tornado reports. This is below the 1991-2010 average of 83. There were no tornado-related fatalities reported during the month. This marked a continuation of below-average tornado counts during 2013 to date. There were 482 tornadoes during the January-May period, and 243 tornado reports still pending for June-August, for an estimated year-to-date (January-August) tornado count of 725. The 1991-2010 average number of tornadoes for the eight-month period is 1,036.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for August 2013, published online September 2013, retrieved on December 20, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/2013/8.