Through the first week of June, the 2010 spring severe weather season remained much quieter than usual in the 58 counties covered by the National Weather Service office in Paducah.
What if anything does this portend for the rest of the year? No conclusions can be drawn about the rest of the severe weather season. In fact, the year 2001 turned out to be a rather active severe weather year despite its slow start. The total number of severe weather events in 2001 was 276. This is not too far below the 15-year average of 330.
The year 2001 ended with an active summer and fall severe weather season, including a supercell thunderstorm in August, widespread damaging winds on October 24, and a significant tornado in late November.
Annual totals through June 7 for each of the past 15 years:
A running count of severe weather events is always updated monthly at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/?n=severestats.