Over 20 tornadoes ripped through four south central U.S. states this week causing widespread destruction. It’s a good reminder for Minnesotans that we’re also in tornado season. National Weather Service Meteorologist Todd Krause says tornado activity in Minnesota really varies from year to year:

“Sometimes we’ll have really busy years sometimes we’ll have very quiet years. The last few years have been relatively quiet. Last year had very few tornadoes until one day September 20th in southern Minnesota.”

Krause says we’ve seen tornadoes in Minnesota as early as March 6th and as late as November 16th.