During what month does the US record the most tornadoes?
May is the month with the most tornadoes
The peak months for tornadoes is April, May and June. However, the most common month for tornadoes to occur is in May. May is the month with the highest frequency of tornadoes, but the most powerful tornadoes have seemed to occur a bit earlier in the year in April. April is the month when the most rare and gigantic F5 tornadoes happen. April also has the highest average number of deaths from tornadoes. Tornadoes can happen any time of the year if the conditions are right!
The United States averages about 1,250 tornadoes per year, which works out to an average of 104 tornadoes per month. However, the average number of tornadoes is not the same for each month. The months are as follows. January: 36 February: 32 March: 83 April: 184 May: 270 June: 233 July: 128 August: 80 September: 71 October: 58 November: 55 December: 25 Note that in any given year activity may deviate significantly from the average…
It is unusual. The months of April, May, and June are generally the most active. Looking at those 3 months in the years 1990-2011 shows that only 4 of them had 400 or more tornadoes: May of 2003 with 542 tornadoes May of 2004 with 509 May of 2008 with 462 April of 2011 with a record 758 tornadoes. June of 1992 and May of 1999 came close, with 399 and 392 tornadoes respectively.