Tornadoes - September 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 September, there were 16 preliminary tornado reports. This is well below the 1991-2010 average of 74. 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 710 tornadoes during the January-August period, and the 16 tornado reports still pending for September, for an estimated year-to-date (January-September) tornado count of 726. The 1991-2010 average number of tornadoes for the nine-month period is 1,110.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for September 2013, published online October 2013, retrieved on November 24, 2014 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/2013/9.