Feb 18, 2016

El Niño Is Helping Fuel a Tornado Frenzy in Florida

Andrea Thompson
Tornado frenzy. Photo: WXShift
Tornado frenzy. Photo: WXShift

A total of at least four tornadoes touched down in Florida during a spate of storms earlier this week, including the first one rated as an EF3 since 1988. That makes 17 tornadoes total for the Sunshine State so far this year, compared to the average of seven it would normally record by the end of February