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March 2022 ends with most tornadoes on record, U.S.

Winterset, IA tornado March 5, 2022

The month of March 2022 in the United States had the most March tornadoes on record – 218, beating the previous record of 192 recorded in 2017.

Additionally, this is the 4th consecutive year with at least 1 violent (EF4+) tornado in the month of March. The record longest streak on record was from 1963 to 1967 with 5 consecutive years.

There were 5 days with 3 or more strong (EF2+) tornadoes last month: March 5, March 21, March 22, March 30, and March 31.

The month also had 41 tornado watches issued which ties 2008, 2002, and 1976 as the 8th most March tornado watches on record.

US tornadoes March 2022
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4th consecutive year with at least 1 violent (EF4+) tornado in March
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US tornado count above 75th percentile through first three months
5 days with 4 or more EF2+ tornadoes
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Top 8th most march tornado watches
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