Latest data from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center indicate that as of today, the total count for 2016 of US tornadoes are fewest in a calendar year since record-keeping began in 1954. That’s a hard fact, that flies in the face of claims of extreme weather being enhanced by warmer temperatures, as many have tried to claim. This graph from NOAA SPC shows that with 830 tornadoes so far this year (in black), it has crossed the minimum line (in magenta) showing 879 as the previous lowest number recorded on this date.
Additionally, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Nashville said today:
There have only been 5 tornadoes in Tennessee this year. It’s been the quietest year for tornadoes in the state since 1987.
Meanwhile the U.N.’s weather bureau is warning of this:
It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the record-breaking temperatures in 2015. Preliminary data shows that 2016’s global temperatures are approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
So, in the “hottest year ever” there’s actually the lowest number of tornadoes, ever.
I’d like to take these numbers and shove them in the face paid political hack, Brad Johnson formerly of Climate Progress, who once claimed this stupid ugliness:
Then there was John Kerry in 2008:
But of course, facts mean nothing to paid political shills like Johnson and Kerry.
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.- John Adams