BLUNT TALK ABOUT SUPERCELL

Tornado that hit Moore OK May 3, 1999, killing 36 people. Photo: Julianna Keeping, newsok.com.

I wasn’t aware of it until my publisher, BelleBooks, pointed it out, but May 4th is National Weather Observers Day.  And maybe BelleBooks wasn’t aware of it until I mentioned it, but the month of May marks the climatological peak of tornado season (see graphic below).  On average, more twisters rip across the U. S. in May than in any other month.