This year for Illinois, experts are predicting a vicious tornado season.

Have you ever been in an awkward situation with someone you do not know? You are trying to think up with something to talk about but you are coming up empty. Well, I have a fail-safe method to get you through that weird moment.

Here is your new goto, talk about the weather. Everybody knows about it. You will not offend anyone by bringing up the subject. Trust me, it works every time. A simple, "Wow, it has been really warm this week." Boom, you have a conversation starter.

I know there are some people into it way more than others. For example, my mom follows the weather report every day like it is headline news. I do not pay too close attention but on my way to and from work, I experience it first hand so I have no problem replying.

Guess what, wherever you go or whoever you talk to, they have been in the weather, good or bad, so you are all good. Usually, on a daily basis. Plus, people love talking about it.

Living in Illinois, we have all kinds of different types of weather because we experience all four seasons. Even though I complain about winter, I still enjoy the variety. It can be one extreme to the other. Unfortunately, for every nice day, we get a bad one. It can flip in a matter of minutes.

There is a very scary type of weather scenario we have in Illinois and that is tornados. Even if you have are prepared they're still very dangerous. We are currently in spring and that develops a perfect situation for tornados.

Like anything, the experts have made predictions for what we can expect for this year's tornado season. Here is what they say.

From onlyinyourstate.com,

"According to Accuweather.com, the 2021 tornado season is expected to be higher than average with certain factors like a colder Pacific, warmer-than-normal Gulf of Mexico, and the jetstream playing their part to make it happen. So expect Illinois to have a more active tornado season this year. According to Weather.gov, 80 percent of Illinois tornadoes happen between mid-March and June and when they occur, it's usually in the late afternoon or early evening."

Be aware and ready. Also, make sure you take any warnings seriously.

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