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Thursday, April 06, 2017

 

More Tornadoes Thus Far Than 10-year Average


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Roanoke Times, 4-5-2017, P g 1, 7:
“After five relatively slow years nationally, tornadoes are on a rampant pace so far in 2017.  Lull in tornado activity perplexes climate researchers."
“After the extreme 2011 tornado season, there were many fears expressed that it represented a “new normal” induced by climate change. But, just as the multiple major U.S. hurricane hits of 2004 and 2005 were followed by more than a decade without any major hurricanes hitting the U.S., tornadoes went into one of the slowest multi-year periods in U.S. history after 2011.”
“Some research on tornado frequency since 2011 has pointed to a tendency for a warmer global climate to cause tornado outbreaks to be fewer and farther between but more extreme when they do occur. However, other research suggests both the 2011 spike and the following multi-year lull were cycles well within the realm of natural variability.”
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“Natural Variability” – now those are words one doesn’t see very often in a media story about the weather!
Following are some additional graphical Tornado insight for the Obama-Gore Global-Warming Climate-Change AGW-Alarmists.  Note that the US has gained 2-million people per year for the past 100-years therefore we have become “a target rich opportunity” for Tornadoes.
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REMEMBERING THE MARCH 18, 1925 TRI-STATE TORNADO
That single tornado holds the record for: longest continuous track on the ground (219 miles); duration (3.5 hours); the third fastest forward speed (an average of 62 mph); and the greatest number of tornado fatalities suffered by a single U.S. city (234 in Murphysboro, Illinois).
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2016 Tornado Season Turns Tame



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