Tornadoes - November 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 November, there were 69 preliminary tornado reports. This is slightly more than the 1991-2010 average of 58 for the month. Most of the tornado activity occurred on November 29th in the Southeast in association with a slow moving, yet strong frontal passage. Based on preliminary data, over 50 tornadoes were reported on the 29th with an EF-3 in northeast Alabama. There were five tornado-related fatalities reported during November. For January-November, there were 971 preliminary tornado reports, with 128 preliminary tornado reports awaiting confirmation for September-November. The 1991-2010 January-November average number of tornadoes is 1,228

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Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Tornadoes for November 2016, published online December 2016, retrieved on March 23, 2017 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/201611.