DECEMBER 31, 2020
By Paul Homewood
As the year draws to a close, we can note that, despite a busy Atlantic hurricane season, global hurricane activity has actually been well below average:
And in the US, tornado activity has also been below average, according to provisional data:
What is particularly notable is that again there have been no EF-5 tornadoes this year. EF-5s are the most powerful category, and it is now more than 7 years since the last one hit Moore County, Oklahoma in May 2013.
Since 1970 there has been a total of 36 EF-5s, of which 14 occurred in the 1970s: