A significant tornado outbreak occurred in portions of Colorado and Wyoming on Thursday. A major tornado hit Windsor, Colorado and inflicted quite a bit of damage on the area. One person was killed and several injuries were reported. This severe weather season has been one of the most active in recent memory across the United States. Eastern North Carolina has had an unusually high number of severe weather events including several tornadoes. Just this week many locations in our area were pelted with pea to golf ball size hail and gusty winds that uprooted trees in a few areas. Typically, we see the severe weather season begin to diminish after late May. Most tornadoes that occur in Eastern North Carolina develop between March and May with another peak in the fall if a hurricane makes landfall on our coast. Summer is usually the time where we see air mass thunderstorms. They bring heavy rain and gusty winds but rarely do they bring tornadoes. For now let's hope for a quieter period of time ahead.