Severe Weather Season: April 2024 is one for the record books

We’re in the peak of severe weather season and numbers are adding up for this year — and the month of April — will be one for the record books.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center indicates that we saw 373 tornadoes this April, with the majority seen in the last week of the month.

USDA Meteorologist, Brad Rippey, shares more on how there is only one more April in history that compares.

“That was the historic and deadly 2011 year where we saw more than 550 U.S. tornado related fatalities through the course of the year. April featured an all time record 817 tornadoes across the United States. Hopefully a number that will never approach again. But again, to put that in perspective, this year’s 373, if that number holds up, would rank as the number two in the 21st century.”
Brad Rippey, USDA Meteorologist

Farmers and ranchers were hit hard in Tennessee this week and of course our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted.

The Tennessee Livestock Producers is offering help for those impacted. They shared on Facebook that Columbia Livestock has pens available with hay and water, and they will meet you there to help.

Here’s a look at some of the hail seen in Clarksville, Tennessee from the same weather event. The chunks of ice are about double the size of a quarter.


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