Possible record low number of tornadoes in Oklahoma

From Oklahoma Mesonet – State Climatologist Gary McManus – (h/t to WUWT reader Patricia) Will Oklahoma set a tornado record this year?? Finally, a climate/weather extreme we can all be…

More criticism of the paper 'Tornado Activity is Occurring Earlier in the Heart of “Tornado Alley”'

WUWT has previously covered a press release from The OAS on the paper, now, Mike Smith, a CCM at WeatherData Inc. writes at Meteorological Musings: Another Shabby Attempt to Tie…

Statement from the Open Atmospheric Society on the paper 'Peak tornado activity is occurring earlier in the heart of "Tornado Alley"'

From The Open Atmospheric Society http://theoas.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept 19th, 2014 Statement from the Open Atmospheric Society on the paper ‘Peak tornado activity is occurring earlier in the…

Claim: Tornadoes occurring earlier in “Tornado Alley”

From the American Geophysical Union | WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier…

Tornado Intensity Index

By Paul Homewood     Is the intensity of tornadoes increasing in the United States, (or, for that matter, falling)? It’s a perennial question. NOAA gives us some clues, with…

A wall to wall crazy idea – build a 'great wall' in the USA to prevent tornadoes

From World Scientific Publishing Co. and the International Journal of Modern Physics comes this insane idea; build 300 meter (984 feet) high “great walls” in the midwest to break up…

Dual tornadoes on the ground in Nebraska

Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014 Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker. Click image for full size.

'Extreme Weather' – Before CO2 was being blamed for political points

Imagine the wailing about ’caused by climate change’ if this happened today. From NOAA: This Month in Climate History: May 27, 1896, St. Louis Tornado What remains the third most…

Climate change causes severe weather? 2014 tornado count about half of normal

Despite claims of “severe weather is increasing”, and even after several days of tornado activity in the Midwest and the South, 2014 is still below normal compared to recent years…

Multiple consecutive days of tornado activity spawn worst events

From Purdue University , a press release related to tornado activity without any mention of a climate change link. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Significant tornado outbreaks and especially strong tornadoes…

Watching the U.S. Tornado Outbreak from Space

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting…

Not only do we have the slowest start to tornado season in a century, but tornado damage losses are in decline

So much for the “Years of Living Dangerously“ Dr. Roger Pielke Jr writes in the WSJ: So far in 2014, the United States has experienced fewer tornadoes than in any…

Tornado season so far may be the slowest in a century

While there continues to be wailing about how climate change is supposedly making the weather more extreme, Greg Carbin, the man in charge at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) sends…

2013 Was Not A Good Year For Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Climate Warming Change Disruption Weirding Ocean Acidification Extreme Weather, etc.

Image Credit: European Space Agency – CryoSat By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” For anyone keeping track, 2013 has not been a good year for those who propagate the Catastrophic…

Introducing The New Dana Nuccitelli Commemorative WUWT Tornado Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the WUWT Tornado Reference Page. We would like to dedicate this page to Dana Nuccitelli, of Skeptical Science infamy,…

At AGU 2013: Are tornadoes getting stronger? No.

This AGU session asked that question directly and I covered this previously. Now that the video of the entire session is available, I thought it worth revisiting. Of course, the…

For discussion – the tornado "hockey stick"

I’m caught between sessions but wanted to post this. From a presentation at AGU that I couldn’t attend. This from SciAm: James Elsner at Florida State University has a killer…

How Rare was the November Midwest Tornado Outbreak?

By Paul Homewood A bit of perspective from Accuweather, with the help of SPC’s Greg Carbin and Harold Brooks of NSSL. In the wake of the deadly Midwest tornado outbreak…

NOAA shows that wind farms affect weather radar, and that affects their primary mission of forecasting and safety

“Chaotic wind velocities associated with the rotating turbine blades triggers the doppler radar mesocyclone detection algorithm” Note: this essay was written by the National Weather Service Forecast Office is Burlington,…

US Tornado Count So Low That It's Invaded The Legend…

Image Credit: NOAA – Storm Prediction Center By WUWT Regular Just The Facts US Tornadoes are currently on pace for a record low annual tornado count, which has penetrated deep…

New study shows Pacific Decadal Oscillation and sea surface temperature drive US tornado strength

From the University of Missouri-Columbia, one more example of how natural variation has trumped the supposed forcing of CO2 to make ‘bad weather’. Pacific ocean temperature influences tornado activity in…

A link between the solar magnetic field and weather patterns on Earth may explain our lower than normal severe weather in 2013

From the “science is settled” department comes this new paper that points out a correlation between the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) and polar jet streams, which drive weather events on…

Weather Before and After the Hurricane of 1938

This week New England is being inundated with retrospectives on the Hurricane of 1938. We have everything from a “Special Limited Edition” Weather Map Prepared by Bob Copeland, a retired…

Are Tornadoes Getting Stronger? Rebuttal to Elsner et al.

By Paul Homewood http://news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/Researchers-develop-model-to-correct-tornado-records   [Note Update Below] Quantification of long term tornado trends has been hampered by the fact that many more tornadoes are reported today than was the…