Paul Homewood advises of this report just up on the National Weather Service Dallas website: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/2012/20120403-summary.pdf
I’ve extracted and posted it below:
A full assessment of the events of April 3, 2012 is not complete. However, we can review the NOAA/NWS/SPC historical tornado record for some insight into these recent tornado events in the DFW area.
Over the last 60 years (since 1952), a total of 172 tornadoes have been reported in either Tarrant or Dallas Counties, Texas. Of these, 42 have been rated at least EF2 (wind speeds over 110 mph). The strongest, rated EF4, hit Dallas on April 25, 1994, killing 3 people and injuring 48. Neither county has ever reported an EF5-rated tornado.
Monthly and EF-scale distribution:
Tornadoes have been reported in this densely populated twocounty area in every month of the year. Nearly 30% of all the tornadoes reported in this area have occurred during the month of April and over 30% of the EF2 and stronger tornadoes have occurred in April.
Month | All | EF2-3-4 Jan | 08 | 02 Feb | 03 | 00 Mar | 12 | 03 Apr | 47 | 14 May | 39 | 11 Jun | 10 | 02 Jul | 06 | 00 Aug | 02 | 01 Sep | 12 | 04 Oct | 16 | 02 Nov | 05 | 01 Dec | 12 | 02 Total |172 | 42
Killer tornado summary:
There have been 5 killer tornadoes that have claimed 17 lives over the past 60 years in these two counties. The date, number of fatalities, EF-rating, and county are as follows:
Date |Deaths| EF| County 02-April-1957 | 10 | 3 | Dallas 09-May-1993 | 01 | 2 | Dallas 25-April-1994 | 03 | 4 | Dallas 28-March-2000 | 02 | 3 | Tarrant 13-April-2007 | 01 | 1 | Tarrant
Bloviations about these being driven by “global warming” such as made by CNN meteorologist Alexandra Steele yesterday, and echoed by paid propagandist Joe Romm, aren’t even worth a mention in the NWS view of the event.
UPDATE: Meteorologist Mark Johnson of WEWS in Cleveland has a few things to say about yesterday’s bloviations here