April showers might bring May flowers, but they also herald a few other, less pleasant things: tornadoes, baseball-sized hail, 80-mph winds — you know, your typical litany of springtime, weather-borne disasters.
April kicks-off severe thunderstorm season … and Chris Orr tells me we should start preparing ourselves, because it’s going to be harsh this year.
Individual storms routinely cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages — on average, about $5.5 billion in insured losses in a typical year. In 2011 — one of the most extreme weather years since 1950 — nationwide damages amounted to $27 billion because so many metropolitan areas were crippled by devastating hail, winds, floods and tornadoes.
As with winter weather and other seasonal trends, the spring storm season can have a significant impact on business operations. So, since this year’s thunderstorm season shapes up as a particularly harsh one, I asked Chris to share his in-depth analysis with you.
Here’s the video he recorded…
Basically, over the next three months, we will see widespread severe thunderstorm activity from Texas to the East Coast as summer’s warmth pushes the last chilly air out of the way. That clash is the boundary where big storms are born. As for tornadoes, Chris says:
The bulk of tornadoes swirl out of the sky during April, May and June. The three-year average during that period is 486. That’s 38 a week!
So far, there have only been around 41 tornado reports this year, far short of the three-year average of 163 for this period. Don’t let the slow start fool you. I expect the next three or four months to be more active than last year, in which we experienced 546 tornadoes from April through June.
Tornadoes are powerful, isolated events and it is virtually impossible to predict how many will occur each year. However, my video shows you where they will most likely occur and how this year’s season will evolve.
We’ll keep an eye on the thunderstorm season and alert you if we see any trading opportunities. There are a few companies on my radar at the moment, so keep an eye on your inbox. I’ll be sending a new recommendation in the coming weeks.
Until next time, good trading…
Editor, Precision Profits