I’ve been crashing today for World News. This map from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla, will tell you exactly why:
65 reported tornadoes in a few hours, though such numbers tend to go down a bit when some of the reports turn out to be of the same funnel clouds. Still, that’s a lot, even for the single busiest region for tornadoes in the world.
The dotcom version of the story is HERE, if you haven’t seen it already.
300 tornadoes in three months, 48 known dead so far this year, as of 5pm EDT. Those numbers are high, but not records.