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May snaps long-standing streak for strong tornadoes in US

June 11, 2021

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.

  1. Vernon E permalink
    June 11, 2021 7:16 pm

    O/T: I have just watched Euro News referring to carbon dioxide emissions as “TOXIC”. This life-giving trace component of our atmosphere is now a poison. The collective insanity on display in Cornwall now appears unstoppable. Johnson and Biden (led by the obnoxiouis Symonds woman) are morons. Lemmings do it every few years. The scenario is that the pursuit of climate in the contecxt of UN A2030 Agenda will impoverish the economies of the Western democracies and China will rule the world – much sooner than most people think. And there is absolutely nothing we can do about it – iunless there emerges an entirtely new breed of politicians. Sad – but I’m just a spectator ready to watch the US begging for Trump to come back.

    • Thomas Carr permalink
      June 11, 2021 7:24 pm

      As for Trumps return please watch “Ring of Fire” on You Tube regarding his progresssive demise.

    • John Hultquist permalink
      June 11, 2021 10:53 pm

      “Lemmings do it every few years.”
      Do they become toxic, go insane, or become obnoxious?
      I’ve never seen one, so maybe like unicorns, they are a myth.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      June 12, 2021 12:56 am

      “Lemmings do it every few years”

      NO, they do it most of the time they aren’t hibernating, they Breed continuously from spring to fall, females can produce up to 13 young after a gestation period of about 20 to 30 days.
      Lemming populations fluctuate roughly every four years at which time there is a mass migration.

  2. June 12, 2021 12:47 am

    Good reporting, thanks.

  3. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    June 12, 2021 9:00 am

    But, but, but everything’s getting worse and it’s all our fault! The BBC tells us that. This must be fake news……

  4. Mad Mike permalink
    June 12, 2021 10:46 am

    ” 288 preliminary reports of tornadoes, above the May average of 276 tornadoes.” That will be the bit that will be focused upon. You wouldn’t expect any balanced reporting from the BBC and the rest of MSM.

    If this is reported at all they probably won’t quote from this article but from some other source which will already have done the cherry-picking for them.

  5. Harry Davidson permalink
    June 12, 2021 3:32 pm

    It’s all down to the jetstreams, IMVHO. This winter it has been fixed in a pattern with the jetstream coming south from the Arctic over Canada and the northern US, swinging east south of Greenland. This has brought
    1. The 5th in a row cold winter in the northern US and the coldest so far.
    2. Greenland generally sitting north of the jetstream with cold dry weather.
    3. Similarly the Arctic has spent much of the winter with a jetstream dragging warm air (relatively) up from Russia and over the Arctic, and a surprising amount of the time over the North Pole. So warm phases in the Aarctic.

    • Matt Dalby permalink
      June 15, 2021 12:11 am

      It’s the jet stream dipping south over central parts of the U.S. or more specifically cold dry arctic air combining with warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico that causes tornados. Therefore it’s slightly suprising that this years tornado season has, so far, been fairly quiet. However since it continues the long term trend of decreasing tornado activity it clearly disproves the claims of the alarmists that extreme weather is going to get worse.

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