May snaps long-standing streak for strong tornadoes in US

By Paul Homewood


I doubt whether you’ll see this on the BBC’s Climate Check!




During the month of May, the United States saw 288 preliminary reports of tornadoes, above the May average of 276 tornadoes. None of these storms were rated as stronger than an EF2, marking the first time there has not been a tornado of EF3 strength or stronger in May since 1950, when record-keeping began. There were also no deadly tornadoes in the U.S. in May, making this the first year without a killer tornado in May since 2014.


By the way, the claim that this May was above the May average is fraudulent. You will note that the average is based on 1991 to 2010, but many tornadoes were not recorded until Doppler radar was fully introduced in the late 1990s.


June 11, 2021 at 12:27PM

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