By Paul Homewood
NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center have now finalised their tornado data for 2015.
The year finished with 481 tornadoes of EF-1 strength or greater, the fourth year in a row that has been below average.
Perhaps more significantly, the number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes was one of the lowest on record. You have to go back to 1987 to find fewer. There were no EF-5s at all, and only three EF-4s.