Tornadoes - September 2016

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 Center 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 September, there were 36 preliminary tornado reports. This is below the 1991-2010 average of 74 for the month. Tornado activity during the month was scattered from the Rockies to East Coast with no large-scale tornado outbreaks. There were no tornado-related fatalities reported during September. For January-September, there were 897 preliminary tornado reports, with 147 preliminary tornado reports awaiting confirmation for September and September. The 1991-2010 January-September average number of tornadoes is 1,109.

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Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for September 2016, published online October 2016, retrieved on October 22, 2016 from