Sunday, December 12, 2021

No, Friday Night Was Not the Largest Tornado Outbreak in History

The headline, below, is not even close. Friday's outbreak is being hyped for political reasons. 

It is a thorn in the side of those who hype global warming that tornadoes have not increased as they predicted. 

Let's look at the facts. The red dots, below, are locations of tornadoes from Friday night's storms.
It is an impressive outbreak. These tornadoes were especially deadly because most all of them occurred in darkness.

However, we only have to go back a decade to April 27, 2011, to find a much larger outbreak.
Sadly, more than 300 were killed. 

On April 3, 1974, there was another outbreak larger than Friday's.
None of this is to minimize the horrible destruction Friday's tornadoes brought. But, the fact is that tornadoes have not increased due to global warming. 

The above is a graph, which is a plot of the official NOAA figures, which shows violent tornadoes have significantly deceased over the last 50 years. 

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