A trend of well-below the 10-year average number of estimated tornadoes, observed since 2012, continues so far, according to the US Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and local storm reports from the National Weather Service (NWS).

770 tornadoes were reported up to July 17, 2016, while the data collected in the period between 2005 and 2015 indicates the average number of recorded tornadoes to the same date is 1 069.