Worst still to come?

Meteorologists have predicted Spring 2011 to be severe, and the storms could get worse in the next two months because May and June usually have the most fearsome storms. In 2010, April tornadoes were centered in Dixie Alley. As spring turned to summer, new tornadoes moved north.

2010 tornadoes

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SOURCE: NOAA/Storm Prediction Center; Michael Frates, University of Akron, 2010.
GRAPHIC: Kat Downs, Gene Thorp and Bill Webster - The Washington Post. Published April 29, 2011.