Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-05-23 17:20:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) —April is usually hotter, increasing the risk of tornadoes in central Tennessee. However, there were no tornadoes in central Tennessee in April 2022, and temperatures were lower than average.Tennessee Climatology Department April climate reportAnd it was a rare month in one or more respects.
William Trefson, assistant climatologist in Tennessee, said April was generally cooler than average, much of it related to a few cold spells that brought chilly weather throughout the state. Said. The western end is usually a bit cooler than the eastern part caused by a few intense cold spells throughout the moon, “explained Tollefson.
April snow is not unheard of, but it’s still a bit unusual to see a blizzard in central Tennessee flying in the second week of April. “One of the big things around April 9th, when a big cold front passed and even snowed. I know it snowed in parts of central Tennessee,” Trefson said.
In central Tennessee, the Cumberland Plateau region saw 10 minutes of snow on April 9, with 0.8 inches in Fairfield Glade.
There were no tornadoes in central Tennessee in April, and this trend was seen throughout 2022 with less than average tornadoes across the state.
In Tennessee, there are only four tornadoes throughout the year. That’s a lot less than a normal tornado at this point, “explains Tollefson.
Cool weather may have diminished the threat of tornadoes, but luck and La Niña may also have affected the lack of tornado activity.
“I think we were a little lucky with some of the storm trucks that weren’t strong enough to generate a tornado in Tennessee,” Tollefson said. “Further south, Mississippi and Alabama have been hit very hard so far. Therefore, this could be due to the La Niña pattern. If the jet stream is a bit stronger than the normal type. Will sink further south. These strong storms will approach the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. “
There was also an interesting rainfall trend in April. The area north of Interstate 40 was rainier than average, and the counties in the south were drier.
So what about the summer months? NOAA predicts that above-average temperatures are equally likely to have above-average or below-average rainfall.You can see the whole summer outlook Here..
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