According to National Weather Service Jackson, MS, the tornado count for April 18th is now up to 43.
And yet another tornado was confirmed late this afternoon from the April 18th tornado outbreak: An EF-1 that began in Brooksville in Noxubee County. The total now stands at 43 from this event. pic.twitter.com/cVKJUNSIAX
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) April 27, 2019
This is quite impressive because, according to data from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Mississippi averages 43 tornadoes annually. In April, the average number of twisters recorded is 7.
States in the heart of Tornado Alley, such as Oklahoma and Kansas, have seen very few tornadoes (1 and 2 respectively) in 2019 thus far.
Also, it looks like activity will pick up back toward the Plains as we head into May, which is also in line with climatology.