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Tornado Intensity Index

By Paul Homewood     Is the intensity of tornadoes increasing in the United States, (or, for that matter, falling)? It’s a perennial question. NOAA gives us some clues, with their charts of EF-1+ and EF-3 to EF-5 tornadoes since 1954. (NOAA ignore EF-0’s, because many more of these weak tornadoes get to be reported…

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Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Update – August 2014

The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season is rapidly approaching.  See the NOAA Hurricane Climatology  graph to the right.  (Give it a click for a full-sized version.) Hurricane frequency tends to peak in mid-September. In the May 2014 post Hurricane Development Region Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies as We Start the 2014 Season, we presented sea surface…