A hyperactive tornado season

The 139 tornadoes reported in the South and Southeast on Wednesday killed nearly 300 people in six states, the second-deadliest tornado outbreak since 1950. Spring stormswere predicted to be unusually severe this year. A key reason, according to the Capital Weather Gang, is an amped-up jet stream that is being fueled by this spring’s La Nina.

A hyperactive tornado season
SOURCE: National Weather Service. Bill Webster, Todd Lindeman and Jason Samenow/The Washington Post. Published on April 28, 2011, 9:15 p.m.
 
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