and I just read this:
For the first time ever recorded by NOAA, there has been no tornadoes in February. This news is from the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma, the world’s leading experts in tornado research. While it doesn’t tell us anything about the rest of the 2010 season, it is consistent with the lower numbers seen in 2009, which is below the average of recent years.
Especially with things like the May 3, 1999 tornado in memory, fewer of them is generally to be considered a Good Thing; if it's a matter of trading them for blizzards... have to think about that.