The most recent chain of storms have killed at least 39 people across 5 states, this is on top of deadly storms earlier in the week, bringing the total deaths this week to nearly 52.
According to Jonathan Erdman, Senior Meteorologist at weather.com the preliminary count from the National Weather Services for tornadoes, on 2nd and 3rd of March, was 79 twisters that touched down. Once the final damage reports are conducted, this could prove to be the largest March outbreak on record.
This is only 8 less then the 10-year average of 87 tornadoes in the whole of March.
These tornadoes are coming unseasonably early this year. Tornadoes are most common during the spring and summer months, typically from April to June, however the weather requirements for a tornado can happen at any time of the year.
The latest death came last night as the 15-month toddler, Angel Babcock, who was found in an open field was taken off life support last night at an Louisville,Kentucky hospital. The toddler died of intensive head and neck injuries, which had kept her in critical condition since Friday.
Weather reports for the week have predicted a quiet start to the damaged area, but with thunderstorms rolling in at the end of the week, though these storms should be without the damaging winds and weather patterns experienced in the past week.