Fewest tornadoes in Kansas in more than 15 years

Kansas hasn’t had such a quiet start to tornado season since the previous century.

Only 4 tornadoes have touched down in the Sunflower State so far in 2013, according to the National Weather Service. None have been near Wichita and all have been weak and short-lived.

It’s the fewest tornadoes to date in the state since 1997.

Meanwhile, Iowa is posed to break its record for longest stretch since a tornado touched down. Thursday marked the 350th day since a tornado touched down. The current record is 355 days, between between May 5, 1955, and April 26, 1956.

The record would be tied on Tuesday and broken on Wednesday.