Climatologist: Why so many tornadoes this year? Not what some may think

There’s no clear link between global warming and tornadoes. But in terms of twisters that upend homes and lives, a review published in October in the journal Nature adds insight.
Notorious “Tornado Alley” — the band of states in the central United States, including Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, that each spring are ravaged by hundreds of tornadoes — is not disappearing. But it seems to be expanding to include more of the Midwest and the Southeast’s “Dixie Alley,” a term coined in 1971.

That means a higher frequency of tornadoes in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and eastern Missouri.

Kansas City Star | ‘Here we go again’: Is latest spate of tornadoes a new normal in Missouri and Kansas?

[1974 was] the most violent tornado outbreak ever recorded (as of 2019), with 30 F4/F5 tornadoes confirmed. From April 3 to 4, 1974, there were 148 tornadoes confirmed in 13 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Ontario.[nb 1] In the United States, tornadoes struck Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York. The outbreak caused roughly $843 million USD (~equivalent to $4.58 billion in 2019) with more than $600 million (~equivalent to $3.3 billion in 2019) in damage occurring in the United States. The outbreak extensively damaged approximately 900 sq mi (2,331 km2) along a total combined path length of 2,600 mi (4,184 km).[1][2] At one point, as many as 15 separate tornadoes were on the ground simultaneously.

Wikipedia 1974 Super Outbreak | accessed 28 May 2019

Clearly we must now protest and chant I want you all to panic! so we can give up our cash and liberties so we can control flying monkeys tornadoes.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LmQcBl72vM4

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Kansas tornado [image credit: Wikipedia]
Politicians keen to promote climate alarm run the risk of embarrassing themselves when pronouncing on random weather events.

H/T Climate Change Dispatch

With destructive tornadoes comes climate alarmism, so it’s useful to know why so-called global warming would produce fewer – not more – cyclonic events, says Dr Roy Spencer.

Progressive politicians like Al Gore, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., don’t hesitate to blame any kind of severe weather – even if it is decreasing over time – on global warming.

With the devastating Dayton, Ohio, tornadoes fresh on our minds, it is useful to examine exactly why (modest) global warming has produced fewer – not more – of such events.

The simple answer is that tornado formation requires unusually cool air.

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John Nolte: Only Anti-Science Suckers Believe Climate Change Hysteria

Here is a very simple question for all of you upset over the fact that I do not believe in Climate Change: How many scientific doomsday prophecies do I have to see debunked before I am allowed to be skeptical of the next one? How many? Give me a number. How about if I give … Continue reading John Nolte: Only Anti-Science Suckers Believe Climate Change Hysteria

Watch: GavsWeatherVids (@GavinPartridge) “Thirteenth And Final Winter 2018/19 Update”

An interesting final update from Gav. Yet again 2012 pops up and a concurrent theme from many of the previous updates is the likelyhood of a cold into Feb and March. This concurs with my own thoughts expressed over at WeatherAction.com. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=2yEVCAIa-Qg

Watch Ben Davidson @TheRealS0s : Climate Change Facts

Three videos from Suspicious0bservers countering the concensus that it's our fault. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=m71uQPhwhTk https://YouTube.com/watch?v=oepy1Ig7TdM https:// YouTube.com/watch?v=tr-LP3t0_dQ

Watch @adapt2030 “@Piers_Corbyn Astrophysicist: Uptick in Global Climate Events and What to Expect into 2023 (PART 1)”

David interviews Piers on his thoughts about what lies ahead. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=JRyi_tVWZ2I

Watch “Category 5?Hurricane Michael: live streams”

+++Updates+++ https://twitter.com/NOAASatellites/status/1050113989387190273?s=19 +++Ends+++ ***Scroll for Live streaming*** Michael looks to have intensified and is bordering Category 5 And it's getting hairy; https://twitter.com/iCyclone/status/1050081580461563904?s=19 https://twitter.com/splillo/status/1050083457186058241?s=19 https://twitter.com/TxStormChasers/status/1050069197047369733?s=19 https://twitter.com/ABC13News/status/1050091341915582464?s=19 https://twitter.com/WFLAJosh/status/1050098823194963968?s=19 I'll add streams as they appear; https://YouTube.com/watch?v=2NvDKOfb-3g https://YouTube.com/watch?v=MC2XEEPTSCw https://YouTube.com/watch?v=490qZyZs6fs https://YouTube.com/watch?v=LnmEYvOqHqI Some tweets; Some of the solar and lunar factors in action; https://twitter.com/ClimateRealists/status/1050106437714763777?s=19

Winter 2017-18 Open Thread

This is the place for any tips, observations and general chat. This thread will be left open until next spring (and if winter prolongs like 2013 it'll stay a bit longer). 😁 [[5 Jan 18 - I believe this is a fair likelihood as any Sudden Stratospheric Warming [SSW] isn't happening soon and the real … Continue reading Winter 2017-18 Open Thread

Watch “Twelfth And Final Winter 2017/18 Update”

Interesting that November 1950 comes up, one Joe Bastardi has mentioned in the past few weeks. A synopsis of the video can be found below. https://youtube.com/watch?v=OTcmWbi8QOY The twelfth update beings with a final look at the Oceans and ENSO. La Nina has continued to strengthen across all regions of the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. We now … Continue reading Watch “Twelfth And Final Winter 2017/18 Update”

Watch “2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation”

This is stunning to watch and the evolution of #Ophelia as it moves east and interacts with the Saharan Dust is illuminating although the Ellie Gouldings of the world will still blame #ClimateChange (see here). https://youtube.com/watch?v=h1eRp0EGOmE