The National Weather Service in Paducah is in the middle of its Fall Severe Weather Safety Campaign—noting that more tornado deaths have been reported in this region in November over the last 22 years than any other month.
Christian County native Rick Shanklin is the warning coordination meteorologist and says severe weather traditionally becomes more frequent this time of the year.
He notes the strongest tornado of 2005 in the United States happened in Hopkins County that November—the same month 25 people were killed by a tornado in Evansville.
With the days getting shorter, nighttime tornadoes also become more prevalent in the fall and that’s especially dangerous.
The National Weather Service in Paducah will be sharing information on severe weather preparedness on its Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week.