Wisconsin's tornado season off to a quiet start

CREATED Jun 9, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - June is normally the peak month for tornadoes in Wisconsin, but this year has been very quiet so far.

"We haven't had any tornadoes in Wisconsin," said meteorologist J.J. Wood with the National Weather Service in Sullivan. 

That makes this the ninth latest start of the tornado season in the Badger State since researchers started keeping track in 1950. 

There has been severe weather, but conditions just haven't been right for twisters.

"Generally speaking for tornadoes you need a really strong wind shear, and basically that means winds that are increasing as you go up and also turning in a counter-clockwise direction," Wood explained.

It's expected to stay quiet for the next several days.

"It looks like we might climb up the list a little bit more," Wood said.

The latest start to tornado season in Wisconsin was June 28, 1995.