US Logged Record Number of March Tornadoes

National Weather Service counts 218
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2022 9:40 AM CDT
Updated Apr 11, 2022 10:05 AM CDT
US Logged Record Number of March Tornadoes
Debris hangs in the trees on March 31 outside a trailer home that was cut in half as a tornado touched down in Vancleave, Miss.   (Mary Perez/The Sun Herald via AP)

If it feels like you've been hearing about tornadoes a lot lately, there's good reason. The National Weather Service says the US logged 218 in March, a record high for the month. The previous mark was 192 in March 2017. As ABC News reports, many of the 2022 tornadoes came in the final days of the month. A powerful storm system on March 30, for example, resulted in dozens of tornadoes throughout the South and Midwest. Meanwhile, new storm systems have regions in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana on watch over the next few days. (In DC, a meteorologist called his children live on air to warn them of a potential tornado.)

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