Skip to comments.Slowest start to tornado season on record...
Posted on 04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 http://twitpic.com/e1huhr based on inflation adjusted tornado trends.
Good news! Now why? I thought climate change promoters say more tornadoes are likely as the Earth warms up due to too much human created CO2? As someone who survived the Alabama twisters of 27 April 2011, I vividly remember them saying so.
FEWER tornado are a sign of man-made climate change, as are seasons where the number of tornado is about average. Get with the program buddy. You sound like some kind of denier.
Yes, very good news!
Even tornado counts have to be inflation adjusted? Is there anything the funny money policies of the Federal Reserve can't screw up? :-)
Seriously, this has been a pretty cool spring for the midwest following a @#($%*@($#* cold winter. It's not too surprising that there is a tornado deficit. If nothing else, the cold ground keeps the air from warming quite as much so there aren't as many storm building updrafts.
“The sight of Golden Gate Bridge towering above the fog will become increasing rare as climate change warms San Francisco bay, scientists have found.”
“The Bay Area just had its foggiest May in 50 years. And thanks to global warming, it’s about to get even foggier.”
One of them came thru a few hundred feet of my house that evening. It was so windy and stormy out, with lightning, thunder and rain, I didn’t hear it. I was FReeping about the tornadoes at the exact time. But I knew one was close. You know how? The overpowering smell of pine.
Sure enough, in the morning, went out and drove around. Down the road a little ways, HUNDREDS of downed loblolly and long leaf pine one of my neighbors had.
But the Earth has a “fever”.
Thankfully, with the Internet we can find all their contradictions so quickly! No wonder the UN wants to control it.
It’s that fresh pine scent!
Amazing isn’t it. GW causes everything even when it doesn’t
More tornadoes, less tornadoes.
More snow, less snow.
More hurricanes, less hurricanes.
More Flight MH370 airplanes missing, less missing.
More trash in the Indian Ocean, less trash in the Indian Ocean.
All caused by global warming, er, I mean climate change.
Your experience with a close call at home is different from mine. Don’t know what the scale might have been at the time but it touched down again a few miles to the northeast and was an F3, killed several people, pulled firetrucks out of the station house.
You could hear it, creepy silence followed by a strange whistling and buzzing, then a rumbling roar. The only damage I got was a large, four-trunked oak came down and shook the house. The actual path was about a quarter mile away, structural damage, roofs torn off.
I was in the hall bath since it had no windows, with my two dogs. Power went out, then nothing. Sat there long enough to start feeling a little foolish about panicking, then my ears popped and the dogs started whining and trying to climb into my lap. Exhaust fan started whirring, you could feel the air pulling out of the room. Then the boom and the house shook from the tree hitting the ground, then the roar after that.
I think the funnel passed directly overhead before touching down afterwards, myself. Explains a lot.
LOL. That was so, so YESTERDAY. Times change, particularly Global Warming Times (oops, scratch that) - I mean Climate Change Times. More See Oh Two in the old atmosphere now appears to interfere with the natural development of tornadoes. This is clearly yet another sign that we are heading for a disaster in the next 10 years if we don't give a lot of money to Al Gore and his friends who are (by consensus) the only ones who can save us.
Now the MSM/Climate Change Cultists are going to complain about too few storms.
More tornadoes than normal, it’s global warming, oops, climate change. Fewer tornadoes than normal, it’s climate change. Same with hurricanes, rain, you name it. Weather itself is climate change no matter what happens, unless it adheres everywhere and at all times to some average since records have been kept, flatlined or we should run about shrieking and pulling our hair. Only world socialism can save us.
But the Earth has a fever.
It needs more cowbell.
Wow! At the time the one next to us came through, I was right here on Free Republic on the Tornado Live Thread we had going. Everything at this point had been up North from mid Mississippi through Tuscaloosa-B’Ham-Huntsville. So it was about 8:30 or so. I think not too long after this the North Georgia/ Tennessee tornadoes began, or it was around the same time, so everyone affected were posting reports.
But beyond all the noise outside, I didn’t hear the “freight train”. Kind of disappoint ting because I thought that would be how I knew.
I guess that’s one on the ground, the freight train sound. The outside of my house was plastered with oak leaves afterwards, small branches too, to the point that it was morning before I even realized the noise was from the oak coming down. The buzzing could have been the funnel hitting the leaves maybe? Always wondered about that, can’t say I’ve heard anyone else describe that sort of sound. Had a sort of pitiful thing that I found during cleanup, must’ve been a flock of starlings in that oak, there were several dead ones stuck in the backyard chain link fence. Don’t know if they could have flown into it in a panic and die, or if the force of the wind did it.
I've heard the "freight train" over my roof and it's a truly awesome and fear inducing sound that I never want to hear again, unless of course it's a real freight train, properly on its tracks.
We had a weak one go over our house and other than the wind ? you know how one is near you ? the sudden drop in pressure.
A new pair of Fruit of the Loom is a must after that.
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Maybe ? perhaps ? in a concrete shelter... then yes, I could listen to it all day, that is ? in sure safety.
I heard the train once. When kids our dad was a conductor and we lived near a train station so would go sit and count the cars so I am quite familiar with the sound.
Was fifteen, camping in a tent with my younger brothers and sisters. No radio. I hardly ever get sick but woke up sick. My mom had the tent light on and a storm was coming through. As the wind picked up I just started praying. I heard the train. We were in a Wildwood NJ campground, so it was probably mostly pines. After the sound dissipated and the storm just settled to wind and rain, we all fell asleep. Next morning on the way to the beach outside the camp parallel to the road was the path of the twister. It lifted at the camp ground. No injuries. Lived in MO for 13 years and really don’t miss the twisters but do miss the thunderheads.
Cause its still cold...we were 25 in Nashville this week
Pollen drop is quite late too
Dodger and survivor of many tornadoes and spouts from Candlestick park to Camille and spring 71 Mississippi run
It seems now the old southern belt used to run from Delta to tupelo to Huntsville to Rome ga
Is now mostly further north than it used to be
The recent Ringold and Tuscaloosa and adairsville storms being exceptions
I think Murfreesboro TN has had 5 tornados in 15 years
Gallatin TN and Clarksville TN too...several in recent years
When I was a boy in Mississippi 60s and 70s
Tupelo and Huntsville were hotspots
All my kin up in Tishomingo county had earth shelters in back yard
Stop Climate Boredom!
I agree this is simply because it was so cold in the portion of the country, which suffers the most from tornadoes this year.
It is that simple. This year was COLD where tornadoes would otherwise be breaking out.
That is about to change. Like, now.
Our farm in TN was hit that day, too, and though the house survived intact, there was a huge mess left behind. The funnel didn’t touch the ground here but was low enough to twist the tops of several tall trees. Following the line of those trees, it went directly over the house! At ground level, it was the most horrendous straight-line wind I’ve ever experienced and I was outside when it hit!!
The storm chased me home and I had just gotten out of the car when all h*** broke loose. What saved me was the carport is on the east side of the house and the wind was out of the west. There was so much rain, I couldn’t see a thing but I could sure hear all the trees being toppled over or snapped off. I had no idea if any of that wood breaking was our house or not. All I could do was stand there frozen with fear.
It stopped as quickly as it started, like a switch being turned on, then off. I came inside, ran through the house to make sure it was ok, grabbed the camera and went outside to start taking pictures. While I walked around, I called the cats, who had been outside when this all went down, and was relieved when all of them finally showed up unscathed.
BIG trees down everywhere, the tractor shed ripped to shreds, but the house and our kitties - and we - came through intact. We still thank our lucky stars to this day for that.
And we’re mighty glad these season has been a quiet one and hope that trend continues. We’re in NO hurry for a repeat!
Yessir. 33.1 degrees in South Alabama on Wednesday morning. I was really worried about my pecans, as they’re just starting to flower...
Amen to that!
Whew! I didn’t know this cold front went that far south. We’re south of wardaddy - - not far from the TN/AL state line, but we still dropped to 27 degrees. Fortunately, our pecans are later than yours in coming out so they should be ok this year.
My guess is we’re ALL ready for warm weather to stay. This warm one day, cold the next is the pits! I don’t want to see another coat or sweater for a long time. LOL!
Still, once it gets into the high 90s with like humidity, I reserve the right to still complain about the weather!
I’ll be right there complainin’ with ya when it gets to that point. LOL!