Inconvenient Tornado Data Disappears

All we have is the chart, along with a table, which dishonestly claims that tornadoes have become progressively more common.

May Snaps Long-standing Streak for Strong Tornadoes in US

Accuweather reports: During the month of May, the United States saw 288 preliminary reports of tornadoes, above the May average of 276 tornadoes. None of these storms were rated as stronger than…

The ‘New Normal’ That Wasn’t

Guest essay by Dan Sutter Tornadoes killed 553 Americans in 2011, the deadliest year since 1925.  May 22nd marked the 10th anniversary of the Joplin, Missouri tornado that killed 161,…

Joplin Disaster & Bill McKibben Ten Years Later

Will McKibben now publicly apologise for misleading the public at the time?

Another year, and still no increase in severe U.S. tornadoes

By Paul Homewood Climate scientists love to blame every bad weather event on global warming. Yet we never hear them cite climate change for the relative absence of bad weather!…

After a year of no violent tornadoes in 2018, ‘Chasercon’ looks to the future

Readers will surely recall our recent story about 2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States. Now, meteorologist Mike Smith writes to tell us…

2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States

From LMT Online In the whirlwind that is 2018, there has been a notable lack of high-end twisters. We’re now days away from this becoming the first year in the…

Madness at #AGU2018 – probability based tornado warnings

Do You Want More Complex Tornado Warnings?? Guest essay by Mike Smith, CCM This is the story of a bad idea: probabilistic storm warnings.  Under the current storm warning system, you…

2018 U.S. tornadoes on track to be lowest ever – NOAA’s temperature trends blow a hole in “climate correlation”

While claims of increased severe weather due to “climate change” aka “global warming” are thrown about by the media, with recent claims that more and more tornadoes are shifting east…

2018 US tornadoes lowest in 65 years of record-keeping

From the NOAA Storm Prediction Center comes this inconvenient data that pretty much kills the “climate is making weather more severe” claim. Get this – a record-low 759 tornadoes formed…

New GOES-16 weather data could improve tornado-warning times

From the “not Mann” department. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers are the first to use data obtained from recent next-generation satellites in a numerical weather-prediction model used to…

Pielke Jr. – U.S. Tornado damage continues to fall, 2018 activity near record lows

For those that are sure there’s global warming driving tornadoes and other severe weather events, here’s some inconvenient news. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has updated his tornado loss data via…

Inconvenient: NOAA data shows U.S. Tornadoes on the decline since 1970

We’ve been told time and again by climate alarmists that global warming would make more severe weather. In fact, the opposite is true according to recently released tornado data from…

New drought record- no tornadoes so far this year in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tornado drought to start 2018.  By Tom Di Liberto If there is one state in the country that immediately conjures up images of tornadoes, it has to be Oklahoma. After…

Rare January Event in California: Tornado evolves from waterspout

Video follows. The National Weather Service in Eureka writes: A waterspout developed over Humboldt Bay Thursday, January 25th around 4:40 pm and moved through the Woodley Island Marina, dissipating only…

Eye-roller study: Climate change, tornadoes and mobile homes: A dangerous mix

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY and the “volatility” department comes this ridiculous study that was debunked even before it was written by existing tornado data, which shows no increase in tornados…

Lack of correlation between tornadoes and temperature increase in the USA

Guest essay by Alberto Z. Comendador Temperatures in the USA have generally increased since the 1950s. Of course, anything that mostly increases over time will have a positive correlation with…

On top of everything else at #LakeOroville, there was a funnel cloud today

From the “mother nature just won’t cut this town a break” department and Oroville resident Belinda Mcfadden who sends these pictures via Facebook. She notes that the funnel cloud was “Above…

Interesting finding: it's freezing inside a Tornado

Montreal, January 17, 2018 [sic] — With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting. But inside an intense tornado, it’s always chilly — no matter the time…

Claim of 'Increasing tornado outbreak clusters' just doesn't hold up

From the — is climate change responsible? department, in a word, no. Here’s why – it’s a reporting bias as I document here. More people, more cameras, more eyes on the…

NOAA: U.S. Tornadoes lowest since 1954 – during the "hottest year ever"

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…

Study: Wind patterns in lowest layers of supercell storms key to predicting tornadoes

New research from North Carolina State University has found that wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will…

Darwin Award Candidates: TV viewers complain about missing "Bachelor in Paradise" due to Tornado Warning

Indianapolis ABC television affiliate WRTV wanted its viewers to see the complaints it received after preempting Bachelor in Paradise last night for report on a series of tornadoes that touched…

In the 'warmest year ever', U.S. tornado deaths were near lowest ever

While pundits such as AP’s Seth Borenstein are trying to link some climate and weather connections in a new study, this sobering fact is worth noting. Since record keeping began in 1875,…