The year is now over half gone and state climatologist Harry Hillaker says that’s a signal that the severe weather season is starting to wind down. Hillaker says things got off to an early start, but then calmed down.
Hillaker says it has been “very, very quiet” recently after the rapid start with severe weather in March and the tornadoes in eastern Iowa that hit Iowa City. One person was killed when those storms hit Muscatine County. Hillaker says we haven’t had the typical storms since that damaging and deadly outbreak. He says the second half of April, all of May and all of June have been very quiet.
Hillaker says there’s still a chance we could see more tornadoes — but the odds drop way down now that we’re into July. Hillaker says May and June typically account for over half of our severe weather. Hillaker says there have been just a few weak tornadoes reported in the state since the storms that did all the damage in April.