Why So Many Tornadoes Are Striking The US

March 3, 2012 by staff 

Why So Many Tornadoes Are Striking The US, A warm spell and a low-dipping jet stream are fueling the monster storms that are spawning tornadoes Friday across a wide swath of the country, weather experts said.

Friday, the Storm Prediction Center has received 311 reports of severe weather, including 48 reported tornadoes and a few reported fatalities. This massive storm system also spawned deadly tornadoes on Leap Day, which raked Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. The severe storms killed at least 12 people and included a strong EF-4 twister in Harrisburg, Ill., a rarity for February.

As of Friday morning, the severe storm risk area covered an estimated 162 million people, or 56 percent of the United States, according to weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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One Response to “Why So Many Tornadoes Are Striking The US”

  1. Rodney Gihan Heengama on March 3rd, 2012 3:45 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to all those who suffered!!
    I’ve seen storms… hurricanes, tornadoes, straight line winds, blizzards that do damage throughout that life. I’ve seen homes and businesses damaged and destroyed. The world over, weather patterns are changing, with agriculture becoming ever more challenging in many parts of the world; The dictator, has resigned, finally relenting to weeks of massive protests. Is he the latest casualty of climate change?Like any extreme hot weather event, it is not possible to attribute this directly to a change in global climate, but like said weather event it is possible to identify contributing global factors, increases in probabilities, consistency with expectations. Political unrest is in fact an expectation of a rapidly changing climate, at least according to the US pentagon, and the chain of circumstances is not implausible or hard to follow. Erratic local climates lead to difficulties in food production, global or otherwise, which drive up the cost of living, which causes unrest in populations. When these populations are already restless due to poor economic conditions and inadequate human rights, this can trigger violent and non-violent popular uprisings. We have to launch an investigation, promising to punish those guilty of violence and those who have been accused of human rights abuses.
    I hope and pray that you have been encouraged, strengthened, and inspired. I pray that you will never, ever, give up!! God Bless.