TORNADO Trends

INCONVENIENT : EF2-5 Tornadoes are decreasing in frequency and intensity as “carbon pollution” increases…

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/201713

As I’ve often commented, NOAA keep insisting on publishing charts of total tornado numbers, even though they know full well that these numbers are grossly misleading, and simply reflect the fact that more tornadoes get to be reported these days.

As McCarthy & Schaefer pointed out in their paper, “TORNADO TRENDS OVER THE PAST THIRTY YEARS”:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/publications/mccarthy/tor30yrs.pdf

NOAA themselves state:

https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cmb/images/tornado/clim/RatioofEF0s.png

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends

To illustrate the reality, let’s first look at EF-0 trends.

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