Tornadoes - August 2013
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.