Last Updated: July 28, 2016 We’ve all heard of the lull before the storm, right? Well, right now weather experts are busy talking about the tornado lull we are experiencing nationwide. Experts everywhere are asking, is this the lull before the storm?
Some facts about weather:So far this month, there have been no tornadoes reported in the U.S. According to Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Forbes, this is only the second time this has happened since 1950.From January through March 12, only 27 tornadoes had been documented across the nation, although the average for March alone is 78, according to statistics from The Weather Channel. By this time of the year, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma would have issued 52 tornado watches nationwide. This year the total is four.
“We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather,” said Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Norman Storm Prediction Center. “This has never happened in the record of [Storm Prediction Center] watches dating back to 1970.”