Tornadoes - August 2015

NCEI added Alaska climate divisions to its nClimDiv dataset on Friday, March 6, 2015, coincident with the release of the February 2015 monthly monitoring report. For more information on this data, please visit the Alaska Climate Divisions FAQ.

This analysis is based on preliminary data available from the Storm Prediction Center. Final tornado counts published by the Storm Prediction and NCEI's Storm Events Database might differ from this report. For a more detailed climatology, please visit our tornado climatology page.

According to data from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, during August, there were 44 preliminary tornado reports compared to the 1991-2010 average of 83. There were no large-scale tornado outbreaks during August, with tornado reports being isolated. There were also no tornado-related fatalities reported during August. For the January-August period there have been 884 preliminary tornado reports. There were 578 confirmed tornadoes for January-May, with 350 preliminary reports still pending for June-August. This is below the 1991-2010 average of 1,035 for the eight-month period. However, the year-to-date tornado count is the most since the active tornado year of 2011.

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Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for August 2015, published online September 2015, retrieved on October 4, 2015 from