April will go into the record books for having the most tornadoes ever recorded in a single month. The number will change as surveys are completed, but so far that number stands at close to 600 nationwide.
Arkansas of course has had it's share of severe weather also with 52 tornadoes now confirmed state wide. Our yearly average is 26. We expected a busy tornado year, but it was slow to start. April has more than made up for it and we still have the usually busy month of May still to go.
The recent outbreak in the southeast has also made the record books.
Ed explains more on that in this edition of Weather 101.