Notice anything on this map of Tornado Watches issued in 2015?


Yep, absolutely zip, zero, nada for the NWS Blacksburg county warning area…my typical chase region these days. Although there were some pretty cool storms this year the overall dynamics just weren’t robust enough to spit out a Tornado Watch around here.

Looks like the Atlantic hurricane season isn’t going to help matters either. Tropical remnants plowing north from the Gulf of Mexico are the main autumn tornado producers in the Old Dominion and that just doesn’t appear likely this year.

How soon does late March get here?