Record low number of severe storms

If it seems that we haven’t had the usual amount of severe weather this spring, that’s because we haven’t! In fact, the low amount of severe weather this year in northeastern Indiana, southern Lower Michigan and northwestern Ohio is nudging records, as you can see in the tweet below from the local National Weather Service office:

YTD, we’ve only issued 22 severe thunderstorm warnings. That’s a new record low since office opened in 1998!
— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) June 13, 2014