There've been a lot worse storms - but it's very rare for them to be this early. March / April through June / July is normal tornado season for us. Last year we had them in late August which was really weird.
Basically - I've decided that the weather is becoming weirder and weirder and I'm not surprised anymore. We almost don't have four seasons anymore - spring and fall are almost non-existent - and it used to be a clear four seasons type of place here. Heck - the last two days were more spring-like than we'll probably see in April... Last winter we had a ton of problems with being too warm too early - trees, flowers, grass - all started to green up and bloom - and then winter came back... Oh well. Looking at recorded history for weather - we've seen this sort of thing before - it's cyclical. It's just that the cycles stretch longer than my lifetime so it all seems totally "new"... ha. I've been around long enough to remember the blizzards of '78/'79 - and then the warm up in the 80's and 90's - and then getting hit with blizzards a couple of times the last 10 years or so... but still - in general - our winters are a lot warmer than they used to be.
Back to last night... The big cold front pushing down from the northwest into our really unseasonably warm warm front is what caused the big storms.
I knew when I was driving home and I could see lightening hitting in all directions around me very frequently... that it was going to be a weird one.
We're totally fine. The only thing that struck me was just how ridiculously early it is for tornado problems! Fortunately - they've gotten so good at predicting these storms.
Our rain might turn back to snow tonight - we'll see.