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March 2014 Tornado Drought May Set Record
The Weather Channel ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | John Erdman

Posted on 03/23/2014 2:15:00 AM PDT by Star Traveler

For the second consecutive year, U.S. March tornado counts are among the lowest on record.

March U.S. Tornado Stats

Through March 20, only four tornadoes have been confirmed across the nation. According to The Weather Channel's severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes (Facebook | Twitter), only two other Marches have featured fewer tornadoes through the first 20 days of March, dating to 1950:

1969: 0 tornadoes 1951: 3 tornadoes

However, the lowest March U.S. tornado count on record dating to 1950 was six tornadoes in March 1951, according to Forbes. If the rest of the month features at most one additional tornado, we would set a record low for the month.

If this sounds familiar, March 2013 was the least tornadic March in 35 years, with only 18 tornadoes.

March continues a slumbering tornado trend for the year. A preliminary 49 tornadoes have been tallied in 2014, which is roughly one-third of the 10-year average-to-date of 144 tornadoes.

"Twenty other years since 1950 have had fewer tornadoes (than 2014) thus far," says Forbes. "There had been just eight tornadoes thus far in 1969. The 41 tornadoes in February 2014 have kept the year from being closer to a record-low pace."

The dominant weather pattern in place through the first two-plus months of 2014 helping to squelch tornadoes in the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: tornadoes; weather
The only EF-5 tornado, last year in the USA, was in Oklahoma.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 2:15:00 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Looks like that “Global Warming” is finally paying off.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 2:25:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Star Traveler

Things that suck are highly territorial. Comrade obama scared them away.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 2:28:07 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Star Traveler

Here in Oklahoma the is at least one EF5 pretty much every year.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 4:25:44 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

I’ve got one thing to say about that ... “Don’t live in Moore!” ...


5 posted on 03/23/2014 4:30:18 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Probably due to fewer Trailer Parks, that’s what Tornado’s live for! /S


6 posted on 03/23/2014 5:00:33 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Star Traveler

Waitjng for the climate change Nazis to blame Bush.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 5:20:22 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. We still have April and May to go and Mother Nature could make up for it


8 posted on 03/23/2014 5:36:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Star Traveler

The worst tornadoes in my lifetime happened in late April, 2011. I hope next month is not a repeat. Remain vigilant!

It is not climate change or global warming we have to worry about, bur rather the warm, wet Gulf of Mexico and its cold, dry polar opposite in north-central North America. These natural forces are what causes tornadoes in our country, which has the highest amount of tornadoes in the world. A natural fact is all.

I celebrate a quiet tornado season, but do not forget what CAN happen.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 5:40:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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I celebrate a quiet tornado season, but do not forget what CAN happen.

Roger that and all it takes in one big one to cause a lot of death and destruction.

10 posted on 03/23/2014 6:00:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; Alas Babylon!; Star Traveler; fieldmarshaldj; Gamecock; PoloSec; ops33; ...
Zenia record breaking tornados

SUPEROUTBREAK April 3-4, 1974

11 posted on 03/23/2014 6:44:08 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Star Traveler

Those of us in various ‘tornado alleys’ do not mind a bit that there are fewer tornados.

Just like those who live in hurricane zones are not wanting more hurricanes.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 6:49:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Star Traveler

Dang, who woulda thought the Weather Channel was still in business?

Directv’s new weather service is MUCH better, no lefty politics.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: TomGuy

You got that right.

I was inside a tornado one time in Galveston (inside a building). And then another time, early one morning about fifteen twisters moved through Tulsa within a 30 minute time-span - one of them passing within six blocks of us.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 6:58:13 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Pontiac

Xenia. It was only 13 miles from where I lived at the time.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 7:09:12 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Star Traveler

Perhaps if the Weather Channel started to name each tornado they could draw attention to this problem. /s


16 posted on 03/23/2014 7:17:59 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: KarlInOhio
I was 13 and just starting to pay attention to the news.

We lived in North West Ohio far away for my young mind but still in Ohio so it did have significance to me. I still remember the news broadcast on the six o’clock news. The pictures and video of the devastation stick in the mind.

I still occasionally hear of Xenia in the news and whatever the news I always think of the tornados.

17 posted on 03/23/2014 7:50:06 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Star Traveler
April 10, 1979. Wichita Falls, Texas. F-4/5 was on the ground for over an hour and almost the entire time was in a populated area. It took days to find out if my Mother and Sister were ok. I moved to Mississippi and have experienced more tornadoes here than I ever did in Texas.
18 posted on 03/23/2014 8:06:54 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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Glad they were okay!

I’m in Oklahoma and I’ve seen and heard about more tornadoes nearby than I ever did when I was in Texas.


19 posted on 03/23/2014 8:10:56 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: TomGuy

Except is seems as though the tornado drought is accompanied with a rain drought. Not good either.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: Star Traveler

LOL! I was thinking about this very subject while walking my dogs about 30 mins ago. Very mild Spring stormwise here in Orlando.


21 posted on 03/23/2014 9:02:31 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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I wouldn’t get too hopeful about an end to tornadoes.

This year was a record cold year, and it’s still cold over the area of the country most vulnerable to big tornadoes.

Once things thaw out in a week or two, things will be normal.

At least this is my hypothesis.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (B/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Flag_This
Perhaps if the Weather Channel started to name each tornado they could draw attention to this problem. /s

LOL! Great. Give them the idea. Tornado Ralph, Tornado Gomez...

23 posted on 03/23/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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