Monday, March 23, 2015

Tornado Record? Sort of

Remember when the AGW Alarmists were warning us about increases in the number and intensity of tornadoes & hurricanes ?  Sometimes FACTS get in the way of a “good” story.   For instance, since the Katrina year (2005), there has NOT been a land falling major (Cat 3+) hurricane in the U.S.  In fact the overall trend in frequency has been downward with 2015 expected to continue that trend.   A more startling FACT is the lack of tornadoes.  SPC says 2015 is zero for March with the tornado count for the whole year just 28 compared to 146 last year at the same time.  Same story here…the frequency and intensity of tornadoes show a downward trend.   So what gives?   Climate models didn’t pick up on the current halt in Global warming, yet the modelers continue to preach the same gospel of doom & gloom. Sometimes FACTS do make for a GOOD story!


In the short term, our brief cool down will not last as we’ll see temperatures recover, especially if we can lose a persistent cloud cover that kept highs in the 60s today.  Our next front won’t arrive until late Thursday as highs will top 80+ ahead of the front.  Some cooler air will return for Friday & Saturday but the core of the cold will stay to our north and east.   As we get into April, the higher sun angle takes the sting out of the late Winter-like chill & fronts often make for crispy cool mornings with delightfully warm afternoon.   The only negative with Spring (aside from severe storms) is the high pollen counts.  Many of you suffer at this time of the year.

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