Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- You may feel like we are always seeing thunderstorms here in South Carolina, but a recent study suggests that may be the case.
A report from the Storm Prediction Center indicates that South Carolina has become a bullseye for bad weather.
A report of the 10-year average number of severe weather days per year indicates there is a large area in South Carolina that averages between 30 and 40 severe weather days every year.
The report is from 2003 through 2012, with a severe weather day being a day in which a tornado, hail, or severe wind event occured.
The 30 to 40 severe weather days per year is higher than most places in the country according to the Storm Prediction Center.
South Carolina also had more severe wind event days according to the study, from the northern Midlands to the upstate, the area averaged more than 24 wind event days during from 2003 to 2012.
As far as tornado reports for South Carolina, the state is higher than many other places across the United States in the last 10 years according to the SPC.
The area with the most tornado activity according to the report occurred in the deep south from Mississippi to Alabama, in the area sometimes called Dixie Alley.
Even though we are now in the middle of fall, we still can't let our guard down, November has historically been an active month when it comes to severe weather and even tornadoes.
This year according to the preliminary reports, we have had 8 tornadoes, nearly 50 hail reports, and over 370 severe wind reports in South Carolina.