So far, it has been a cold and quiet start to the spring severe weather season. This may be the silver lining from the "Winter Without End". Check out the tornado stats from the Storm Prediction Center as of mid-April. Bear in mind, these are national numbers:
April has been unusually quiet so far, with only 36 tornadoes...a far cry from the 3-year-average of 350 tornadoes for the month. Typically, April and May are the most active tornado months, and it is not uncommon to see several hundred tornadoes over those two months. The annual average number of tornadoes is around 1,200.
As I said, the nearly non-existance of severe weather so far this year is probably a direct result of the brutally cold and dry conditions that started 2014. Look at the Tri-State's temperature and rainfall stats:
Until the blockbuster 7" rainfall on April 3-4, the year had been drier than normal. It is possible that the heavy rain in early April will jumpstart the growing season and may signal a return to more normal conditions. The next 7 days will be mild and dry, so April will likely go in the books with far-below-normal severe weather.
Enjoy the peace and quiet, and have a nice Easter weekend.