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June 02, 2005

April and May very quiet for tornadic activity - 5:30pm EDT

USA Today is running an article about how quiet this spring has been for severe weather. There have been no tornado related fatalities yet this spring. Oklahoma did not see a single tornado in May! (That is a first.) Only 5 people have died in tornadoes this year (matching a record set in 1992). Only 129 tornadoes struck the USA last month, compared to over 500 in the two previous years. This is a trend that I have been talking about for a while. I personally know several storm chasers who are very disappointed this year. Accordingly, I have had a very hard time finding pretty pictures of the storm.
Tracking God's Fury:
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Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Nate
Hurricane Ophelia
EASTERN PACIFIC
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