Tornadoes - June 2013
According to data from the Storm Prediction Center, during June, there were 145 preliminary tornado reports. This is below the 1991-2010 average of 243. This marked a continuation of below-average tornado counts during the most active time of the year for tornadoes, the late spring and early summer. One tornado-related fatality was reported during the month, as a severe storm complex spawned an EF-1 tornado in eastern Iowa. The below-average June tornado count also contributed to a below average tornado count for the first six months of 2013. During January-June, there were 216 confirmed tornadoes with a preliminary 392 tornadoes during May and June, bringing the year-to-date total to an estimate 608. The 1991-2010 average number of tornadoes for January-June is 819.
Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall along Florida's Gulf Coast on June 6th with sustained winds of 65 mph. As the storm system moved onshore, rain bands spawned numerous tornadoes in Florida and along the Southeast Coast. There were 15 preliminary tornado reports of mostly weak tornadoes (EF-0 and EF-1) in Florida and North Carolina. One tornado, in Palm Beach Country, Florida, caused minor injuries to a person and only minor damage to structures was reported.