2018 US tornadoes lowest in 65 years of record-keeping

From the NOAA Storm Prediction Center comes this inconvenient data that pretty much kills the “climate is making weather more severe” claim.

Get this – a record-low 759 tornadoes formed in the U.S. so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) according to SPC data, there were two fewer tornadoes than the previous annual record-low of 761.

The SPC recorded two fewer tornadoes than the previous record-low of 761. Tornado activity has been unusually low in recent years, according to SPC data, which goes back 65 years.

Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama-Huntsville wrote on his website:

“This lack of tornadic storms in recent years should also correlate with lesser severe thunderstorm activity in general in the U.S., since the conditions which produce large hail and damaging winds are generally the same as are required for tornadoes…”

The annual tornado trends chart is a result of the following methodology applied to the SPC observed tornado dataset by Harold Brooks, NSSL and Greg Carbin, SPC. As 2009 tornado reports come in and are reviewed, the actual, or “smoothed”, tornado numbers will be added to this chart.

In related news, meteorologist Steve Bowen noted on Twitter Wednesday

Today marks the 1,961st consecutive day without an F5/EF5 tornado in the United States. Currently ranks as the second-longest streak since 1950.

And added this graph:

That certainly blows a hole in alarmist claims that climate change is making sever weather worse.



via Watts Up With That?


October 4, 2018 at 04:32PM

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