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US Tornado Activity At Record Low In 2018

June 10, 2019

By Paul Homewood




The spate of tornadoes, which struck the US towards the end of May, has now thankfully subsided, with weather conditions settling down.


Provisional numbers suggest tornado activity has so far been well above average this season, but well below 2008 and 2011.




A glance at the temperature anomalies from NOAA for May show exactly why tornado activity has been so strong, with extremely cold weather to the north and west:




Last year, things were completely different, with total numbers of EF-1s and EF-3s both the lowest on record.

Notably there were no EF-4s and 5s at all, the first time this has happened since the start of records in 1970.



  1. June 10, 2019 7:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. hsabin permalink
    June 10, 2019 7:22 pm

    This really blows a hole in the global warming/climate change folks theories doesn’t it? Colorado where I live is at the middle of June and yesterday was so cold we needed heavy jackets. Today is the same way. Global warming please come back!

    • Bertie permalink
      June 10, 2019 9:42 pm

      hsabin, haven’t you read the brief? AGW causes both increases in temperature globally and also extreme adverse local weather conditions. (They like to cover all the bases!)

      • dave permalink
        June 11, 2019 10:07 am


        Who also, “refuse to be comforted.” (Jeremiah 31:15)

        Frederik Hayek pointed out, fifty years ago, how this refusal was a strange, new, mental condition in serious young people. The better that things go in the world, they more they are likely to shake their heads in disbelief.

        It was summed up by Nigel Molesworth:

        “The sooner everyone jumps into the sea, and leaves it all to the mountain goats of Turkey, the better!”

      • June 11, 2019 11:59 am

        Dave: “The sooner everyone jumps into the sea, and leaves it all to the mountain goats of Turkey, the better!”

        So that’s what happened.

  3. June 10, 2019 11:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. tom0mason permalink
    June 11, 2019 1:04 pm

    So there appears to be a reasonable correlation between warmer regional climate and less stronger tornadoes (and also major hurricanes).
    Oh how very unfortunate for those illogical cAGW true believers.

    • tom0mason permalink
      June 11, 2019 1:05 pm

      oops not less but fewer!

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