From Kansas to Indiana 8-9 seperate days of wind gusts exceeding 40 mph have occurred since February 1st. Included are wind gusts exceeding 70 mph (in non-tornado events). A much stronger than normal jet stream is contibuting to this regime which continues into April.
Another severe weather event is unfolding in the Mid-South U.S. This one will not be as violent as observed in Alabama earlier this week but still packs a punch. Tornadoes are likely today in Arkansas to Tennessee to Mississippi.