One month stands out as a key indication in the 2020 tornado forecast

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An early start in a particular area of the United States for tornado-related weather could signal what's ahead for the 2020 tornado season in the U.S. 

AccuWeather forecasts a normal to slightly above-normal number of tornadoes in 2020 with a range of 1,350 to 1,450. That range is close to what occurred in 2019 and 5 to 15 percent more than the U.S. annual average.