Tornadoes

June 4, 2013--Climate change may increase the risk of severe thunderstorms (Science Daily)

Analysis has suggested that changes in the atmosphere will lead to more frequent conditions favorable for severe thunderstorms. According to recent studies there will be more damaging winds related to thunderstorms. The number of tornadoes and large hail is expected to remain at the same level as today.


December 31, 2012--11 Billion-bollar weather, climate disasters hit U.S. in 2012 (Environmental News Service)

In 2012, the United States experienced 11 extreme weather and climate events that cost more than $1 billion in losses, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climactic Data Center.


June 16, 2011--Spring extreme weather events in 2011 in U.S.: historic and record setting (Washington Post)

Spring 2011 may well go down in the weather history books as the most extreme on record. From the massive April tornado swarm, to record Mississippi river levels, to extreme drought and wildfires in the Southwest, weather extremes were both violent and relentless, taking a terrible toll on human life and the economy.


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