2021 Will Be A Very Windy Year

Updated: May 7, 2021

Photo of tornado in urban location with car and truck in foreground

The peak of tornado season will arrive soon in the U.S., and many states have already felt the effect of forecasters' predictions for an increase in tornadic activity in 2021.

Typically, March, April, and May are the most active months for tornadoes, but this year, April and May could be particularly dangerous as atmospheric conditions are ripe for sudden and frequent outbursts of severe weather.

For only the second time in history, the National Weather Service issued two "high risk" threats in March, focused on the Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia region. Those storms produced some windy and rainy weather for Virginia, but not tornadic activity.