2013 is shaping up to be a pretty quiet year for tornadoes in Illinois. The National Weather Service has only received reports of 20 tornadoes statewide so far this year. State Climatologist Jim Angel says we usually see 40 to 60 tornadoes a year.
Angel says although this spring was very wet, it was mostly dominated by slow moving storms that didn’t produce much severe weather. And of course the increasing drought this summer has produced very little chances for tornadoes.