Severe weather and tornado season getting underway
It's not just tornadoes that we see spike during the late spring and early summer months, though. Severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are more common during this period as well. In fact, large hail and damaging winds are much more common than tornadoes in northern Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan. There were nearly 4,000 reports of severe wind in Michiana between 1980 and 2010 and nearly 2,000 severe hail reports during that same period. On average, May is the month in which the area sees the most reports of severe hail. For severe wind reports, that month is June. But, just like tornadoes, these two forms of dangerous weather see significant spikes in how often they occur between March and April and again from April to May.
Severe weather season is just getting underway.