Category Archives: tornadoes

Bill Nye the clueless weather guy – flattened by tornado data

“Yid with Lid” ran this scathing headline (in the screencap below) yesterday, and pointed out why Nye just doesn’t have a clue. The tornado data following eviscerates Nye’s claims, who seems unable (or maybe unwilling) to Google his own claims … Continue reading

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The 2013 Moore Oklahoma Tornado – a synopsis

By Paul Homewood I have deliberately held off running this post for a day or two, partly because I felt it inappropriate to do so earlier, and also because I wanted to wait until the facts became clearer. NWS have … Continue reading

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Oklahoma tornado officially an EF5 – wind speeds still less than 1999 Moore tornado

The map below shows ‘Tornado Tracks Streak Across Oklahoma’ as measured by doppler radar. The rotation of tornadoes creates a distinctive signature in radar data, and can be used to estimate the track that the system takes over land. This … Continue reading

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Long Term Tornado Trends

By Paul Homewood It seems that tornadoes, or the lack of them, are back in the news at the moment.  American Meteorological Society President, Dr Marshall Shepherd, seems to think it is unfair to mention low tornado numbers, saying it … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Drought: Tornadoes drop to a new all time record low, major hurricane absence is setting a new record every day

In a blow to those that want to link increased severe weather with global warming/climate change, a new record low has been set according to NOAA tornado data. At the same time, it has been 2750 days (7 years, 6 … Continue reading

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Preliminary Tornado Report for 2012: a low year

Guest post by Paul Homewood Although tornado numbers still need to be confirmed for November/December, NOAA have issued their report for 2012. It has been abundantly clear for several months that the year would be one of the quietest on … Continue reading

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Tornadoes at Christmastime – Note to McKibben and Romm – not that uncommon

Before alarmists like Bill McKibben and Joe Romm start caterwauling about the tornadoes in the south yesterday as being a signature of “global warming”, I caution them not to make fools of themselves but instead note this from the National … Continue reading

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Introducing The New WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. Realizing the difficulty in selling “Global Warming” when the globe hasn’t warmed in the last 16 years, … Continue reading

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Another inconvenient truth – 2012 US tornado count well below normal

Somewhere, weepy Bill McKibben is weeping and Al Gore is raging, because they won’t be able to say “2012, the hottest year ever, caused more tornadoes” So much for “dirty weather” Heh. The NOAA Storm Prediction Center just updated their … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update appears to have struck … Continue reading

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Tornado Report – September 2012

Guest post by Paul Homewood The tornado season remained a quiet one in September. According to data from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center, during September, there were 43 preliminary tornado reports. This is less than the 1991-2010 September average of 74 … Continue reading

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‘On climate time scales there is no indication of increasing incidence of tornadoes…’

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. points out a new paper for which he is a co-author. Normalized Tornado Damage in the United States: 1950-2011 in press, Environmental Hazards Kevin M. Simmons, Daniel Sutter and Roger Pielke, Jr. In this case, a … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘dirty weather’ timing is impeccable – NOAA just released data showing 2012 tornado count dropping like a house in Oz

From NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Facebook page, a silver lining to the heat wave/drought of 2012: Check out these 2012 numbers from NOAA SPC, showing only 757 confirmed tornadoes as of September 21. That compares to an annual average … Continue reading

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July hottest ever, but U.S. tornado count – lowest since 1951: ‘poisoned weather’ meme falsified by Nature

“Connect the Dots” for this one. Mother Nature has just proven how idiotic some one the arguments trying to link global warming and severe weather are: in this case, the “global warming makes more tornadoes” argument has just gone down … Continue reading

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A fascinating new interview with Prof Richard Muller, quote: On Climategate – “What they did was, I think, shameful. And it was scientific malpractice”

Guest Post by Barry Woods The Progressive Radio Network website had a fascinating interview with Prof Richard Muller last week following his ‘man of the moment’ opinion piece - “The Conversion of a Climate Change Sceptic” in the New York Times … Continue reading

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The twisters are missin – July heads for a record-low tornado count

Note the section about how he talks about better reporting through technology causing “report inflation.”, something I’ve covered time and again. The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to “climate change” Why it seems that severe weather is “getting worse” when the … Continue reading

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Tornado Season Statistics Update – ‘remarkably quiet’

Guest post by Paul Homewood It does not seem long since the February outbreak of tornadoes had Joe Romm noting :- The unexpectedly fierce and fast tornado outbreak so early in the season has folks asking again about a possible … Continue reading

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NOAA issues unusual media advisory release today

On a Saturday even. This is why, it is even worse than the one yesterday: Here’s the Press Release: 

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