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Another Quiet Year For Tornadoes

November 12, 2016

By Paul Homewood  





As the year winds down, it looks like being yet another very quiet one for tornadoes in the US.

Based on provisional data to Nov 11th, only 2013 has had less tornadoes since 2005.


After “inflation adjusting”, which takes account of the fact that many more tornadoes get to be reported nowadays because of changing technology, 2016 also looks like being one of the quietest since records began in 1954.





It normally takes about three months for local storm reports to be confirmed as tornadoes, and classifications made. Currently, the SPC have confirmed data up to July, so there may some small changes to the above figures.

  1. RAH permalink
    November 12, 2016 7:06 pm

    The most violent weather we experience in the largest parts of the United States and Canada are tornadoes or tornado outbreaks. it was predicted time and again that we would see more violent weather due to “climate change” and the exact opposite has happened. But let one good outbreak occur and they will be off on their narrative again no matter how muted the previous season(s) had been.

  2. Joe Public permalink
    November 12, 2016 7:36 pm

    The next severe one(s) will be blamed on Trump’s policies.

  3. November 12, 2016 9:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. Green Sand permalink
    November 13, 2016 12:54 am

    “Another Quiet Year For Tornadoes”

    And everything else ‘climatical’ (sic) unless of course your publicly funded subsidised life depends on it being different?

  5. tom0mason permalink
    November 13, 2016 2:33 am

    The USA has just experience the start of the biggest tornado of the modern era.
    This political tornado started as a small breeze by a TV host and it has devastated that vast swaths of powerful but complacent self-serving, corrupt, money grabbers of the professional political establishment.
    Hopefully this tornado will last its expected 4 year term and resolutely flush away all the detritus currently inhabiting the DC swamp, leaving in its wake a healthier climate and better opportunities for all.

    • RAH permalink
      November 13, 2016 2:50 am

      Remember the American political term “silent majority”? Well what we all just witnessed is what happens when they clear their throats and let their voices be heard. They have clearly said “We are taking our country back!” Brexit, and the Trump election with majorities in both chambers of congress. IMHO these are just a beginning of a wave of change, a great shift to the right not seen since the Reagan-Thatcher days, that will not be limited to the borders of our two nations. Back then the enemy was the USSR. Now the enemy is the more nebulous and nuanced forces for a one world government which controls all. My only real fear going forward is for Trumps life. There will be an attempt to assassinate him. Possibly more than one.

      • dave permalink
        November 13, 2016 9:47 am

        “A great shift to the right…”

        True, but not a simple swing of the pendulum.

        It is a surge of revulsion against enforced “consensus” – a rebellion which may still peter out.

        The Middle Ages in Europe was a time of “total” consensus, Anybody who openly disagreed with the interlocking Feudal+Church system had no prospects.

        PROTESTANTISM working through NATIONALISM was the weapon which – against all the odds – broke the Middle Ages (and ultimately made the USA.) Of course, like all “-isms” these movements had unintended consequences, good and bad. An overwheening and arbitrary STATE in each Nation was one of the bad.

        The new, attempted, interlocking system is State+Elite+Propaganda.
        Trump’s appeal was “Nationalism not Statism!” Whether he actually understands any of this, in the context of history, is of course unknown and whether he can DO anything is another unknown. There were atheist Popes – they just kept it secret – they did not actually dare to dismantle the Church! At least Trump, together with many “sore” real Republicans, has a proper contempt for all the organs of Propaganda (Academia, written Mass Media, Hollywood fantasy factory) and will not actually subsidize them, or endorse their hysteria.

  6. dave permalink
    November 13, 2016 1:17 pm

    A quiet(ish) year for tropical cyclones as well

  7. Gerry, England permalink
    November 13, 2016 2:05 pm

    Hence the desperate need to get hurricanes reclassified to fit their propaganda. They have had one laughable attempt to change the rules when Matthew let them down by missing.

    • RAH permalink
      November 13, 2016 2:42 pm

      They can already skew the facts but estimating the winds but that isn’t good enough when there aren’t enough storms making landfall so now the calls to change the metric. Thank goodness that kind of crap is about to end or at least be pushed over the horizon out of the mainstream.

  8. ROBERT M SYKES permalink
    November 13, 2016 2:32 pm

    The driving force for both atmospheric and oceanic flow is the temperature difference between the equator and the poles. When the Earth is warmer, as now, that difference is reduced, and the intensity of all flows is also reduced. Hence, a warmer world has fewer violent storms.

  9. tom0mason permalink
    November 13, 2016 7:33 pm

    Another Quiet Year For Tornadoes but the year when a stunning increase in snow cover over the Northern hemisphere appeared!

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