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When is tornado season in San Antonio?

March was the highest count for tornadoes on record in the United States.

SAN ANTONIO — As severe-weather season continues, so does the risk of tornadoes for San Antonio. Tornadoes can happen any time of the year but in the Southern Plains, including San Antonio, they tend to touch down from May to early June. 

After last month, it's hard to imagine Texas could see more tornadoes as regional communities continue to recover from a large outbreak that struck from March 21 to March 22, bringing an EF-3 tornado in Jacksboro and an EF-2 in Elgin. In fact, that month yielded more tornadoes than any prior March on record in the United States, as 292 preliminary tornado reports were recorded.

Tornadoes can hit any time, but most occur between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. This means you could be at your home with your family when disaster strikes. 

Many homes in San Antonio don't have storm shelters, but places like a hallway, bathroom or closet are acceptable as long as they're away from windows and glass. If you live in a two-story home or apartment, the lowest level is safest. Never try to stay in a mobile home

For added protection, you can cover your body with a blanket or sleeping bag. This will protect your head from potential falling hazards. 

Stay alert for watches and warnings:   

Tornado Watch: A watch means to watch and prepare for severe weather, such as knowing your shelter plan and preparing your emergency kit in case a warning is issued. 

Tornado Warning: A warning means you should act immediately and seek shelter. There is a serious threat to those involved in the path of the tornado when a warning has been announced. 

Credit: KENS 5 Weather

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