Long Term Tornado Trends

By Paul Homewood It seems that tornadoes, or the lack of them, are back in the news at the moment.  American Meteorological Society President, Dr Marshall Shepherd, seems to think it is unfair to mention low tornado numbers, saying it is an “abuse”. So I thought it worthwhile to take another look at the stats…

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Willis on why Piers Corbyn claims such a high success rate

(elevated from a comment on the Putting Piers Corbyn to the test thread ) Willis Eschenbach says: Submitted on 2012/07/15 at 9:26 am Martin Gordon says: July 15, 2012 at 5:31 am I note that Piers is declaring this period (13/14) a success on the Weather Action website. http://www.weatheraction.com/displayarticle.asp?a=472&c=5 Thanks for the link, Martin. I…

Further Evidence for my Thunderstorm Thermostat Hypothesis

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach For some time now I’ve been wondering what kind of new evidence I could come up with to add support to my Thunderstorm Thermostat hypothesis (q.v.). This is the idea that cumulus clouds and thunderstorms combine to cap the rise of tropical temperatures. In particular, thunderstorms are able to drive…