Tornado Outlook Uncertain

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

State Climatologist Al Dutcher says while May and June historically may be the most active month for twisters in Nebraska, forecasters can't assume a damaging May means a destructive June.

He says generally a trend in a given month may not dictate the next month's general course of action.

Last June there were 43 tornadoes and two people killed, the first tornado fatalities in Nebraska in 15 years.

Dutcher says forecasting models are pointing to systems moving across the state on a regular basis in June, indicating a fairly decent chance of receiving at least normal precipitation.

Forecaster Brian Smith with the National Weather Service in Valley says weather systems can be stronger earlier in spring because of temperature contrasts.

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