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Mar 6, 2017

Last year there were 102 tornadoes in Kansas … that was 40 above the 19-50 to 20-16 average of 62.  Luckily, despite the increase, there were no deaths in Kansas and only twelve injuries.  In 2016, the National Weather Service says tornado season lasted 270 days, with the first tornado reported on March 30 in Cowley county and the last tornado on December 25th in Saline county.  On today’s Perspective program a look at the upcoming severe weather season, and despite the fact most of you have heard about tornado safety in one form another most of your lives, the fact there were no deaths last year and only twelve injuries was not a fluke.


Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for public radio stations by K-State since the mid-1970s and has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to