Latest Tornado climatology Stories
A new study, led by Montana State University (MSU), reveals that the peak tornado season is starting earlier every year: up to two weeks earlier than it did just 100 years ago. The findings, published in Geophysical Research Letters, could help the Tornado Alley states better prepare for these violent storms.
In July 2012 the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released an infographic detailing the associations between extreme weather in the US and the evidence of climate change. In the report, the graph explained that strong evidence of climate change was seen in droughts, coastal flooding and heat waves, while limited evidence was seen for tornadoes and hurricanes.
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by RedOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Tornadoes are notoriously difficult to forecast, with often deadly results: In 2011, tornadoes in the U.S. killed more than 550 people, a higher death toll than in the past 10 years combined.
The early tornado outbreak this year is shedding light on the potential impact of minor earthquakes taking place during the storm or just after the storm. Some interesting facts have also been identified in the science findings after this storm.
Tornado Season 2012 is off to a very fast pace from our normal standards. Many things can be put together as reasons for these extensive tornado outbreaks.
Tornadoes that occur from hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf Coast are increasing in frequency, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
A U.S. study suggests the climate change effect of dry autumns and winters may lead to fewer tornadoes developing during the spring season. University of Georgia researchers say global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather conditions.
Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an area's fall and winter may effect tornado activity the following spring.
Warm moist air and a shifting weather pattern courtesy of the La Nina phenomenon aided in the development of the Feb. 5 tornadoes, which killed at least 50 people and were among the 15th deadliest in U.S. recorded history. But meteorologists are now trying to explain why the tornadoes occurred so early in the year.
Taking a look at Austin and within 50miles of the local area we can see the impacts that different phases of weather have on the tornado statistics of the region. 2000 was a La-Nina phase and it was a fairly strong phase, which lead to the 12 tornadoes within 50miles of Austin and also one EF-2 was part of the stats indicating that strong tornadoes are possible during a La-Nina in this region. 2003 was an El-Nino phase and it did suppress the tornado statistics for the year in the...