Kentucky: The 2018 Tornado Alley?

Kentucky: The 2018 Tornado Alley?


tornados and Oklahoma are synonymous in the spring so it’s very surprising to hear that Oklahoma has yet to record a single tornado this year even more surprising is where Kentucky stacks up next to other states in Tornado Alley meteorologist Jill sweat has all the details Oklahoma is in the middle of a drought that many would like to see continue a tornado drought as the sooner state has yet to confirm or report even its first tornado of 2018 the latest date that the sooner state has gone to see its first tornado April 26 and that record was set in 1962 well Oklahoma is experiencing a tornado drought Kentucky is looking more like Tornado Alley since January 1st 2010 Eidos have been confirmed across the Commonwealth locally an EF one was confirmed in Garrard County during a round of severe storms in late February the National Weather Service also recently confirmed an EF one earlier this month in Boyle County here’s another crazy stat so far this year only Alabama has reported more tornadoes than Kentucky it has also been a quiet season in other Tornado Alley states like Texas Kansas and Nebraska which have reported a combined 11 tornadoes of course these stats are all subject to change is even a slow start to severe season can quickly become busy and violent in Oklahoma but we’ll have to see is a large-scale pattern shift or even a storm track change to spark the severe season in these severe prone parts of the country covering the news meteorologists still sweat