Global Warming? Fewer Tornados This Year

Posted on Sat 03/21/2015 by

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The US tornado count for March 2015? Zero. That’s right, so far this month there have been no tornadoes reported in the U.S. — this is only the second time this has happened since 1950, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Forbes.

March is usually a pretty big month for severe weather, but this year has been eerily quiet with no tornadoes or severe thunderstorms watches issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

“We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather,” Greg Carbin, a meteorologist at NOAA, said in a statement. “This has never happened in the record of [Storm Prediction Center] watches dating back to 1970.”…

Since January 1st, only 20 tornados have been reported, compared to the 130 tornado average for that time period.

UPDATE

The US National Climatic Data Center reports:

With increased National Doppler radar coverage, increasing population, and greater attention to tornado reporting, there has been an increase in the number of tornado reports over the past several decades. This can create a misleading appearance of an increasing trend in tornado frequency. To better understand the variability and trend in tornado frequency in the United States, the total number of EF-1 and stronger, as well as strong to violent tornadoes (EF-3 to EF-5 category on the Enhanced Fujita scale) can be analyzed. These tornadoes would have likely been reported even during the decades before Doppler radar use became widespread and practices resulted in increasing tornado reports. The bar charts below indicate there has been little trend in the frequency of the stronger tornadoes over the past 55 years.

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Meanwhile in Australia, despite the recent Cyclones, there are more signs that global warming isn’t bringing all the wild weather that has been predicted. From the Bureau of Meteorology:

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Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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