So far this month, we have a preliminary tornado count of only 14 for the whole country, which is way below normal. May is typically the month where we see the highest number of tornadoes: 298. The second highest month is April with an average of 234, followed by June with 228.
However, May has not been the only month that is lower than normal. When you look back to March and April, those months were also way below normal. April 2013 only had 73 tornadoes, but we average 234. Prior to that, in March of 2013, we had a near record low month! The average for March is 98, and we only had 17, making it the 5th lowest count for March on record!