Tornado season off to a slow start in the U.S.

As predicted in a story I wrote last month, the tornado season in the United States is off to a remarkably slow start.

According to the story on the website FiveThirtyEight, there had been only 70 tornadoes across the country through March 31. That’s less than half the average over the past 10 years of 170.

There has been only one tornado in Kansas so far this year: a weak, short-lived twister on the evening of April 2 in Elk County.