New research links tornado strength, frequency to climate change
New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.
Magazine reporting below average numbers of tornados in 2013
Despite some high profile tornadoes in 2013, the new article, "The 2013 Tornado Season: Local Devastation Defies Below-Normal Numbers", in Weatherwise magazine is reporting below average numbers of tornados. ...
Could global warming change tornado season, too?
With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped.
Next-gen weather satellites to improve tornado warnings
When you read the following paragraph, consider the following: Tornado season hasn't even started yet.
Tornado season looms, but forecasting a challenge
(AP) -- Tornado season is starting, but don't ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer.
High season for tornadoes ahead, eyes on Southeast
(AP) -- With the month of March looming, tornado chasers are already watching the Southeast as a nasty storm brews with the potential to spin off a batch of tornadoes.
Scientists make progress in assessing tornado seasons
Meteorologists can see a busy hurricane season brewing months ahead, but until now there has been no such crystal ball for tornadoes, which are much smaller and more volatile. This information gap took on ...
Weather record tied: Most billion-dollar disasters
(AP) -- This crazy year of weather extremes has tied another record: this one for most billion-dollar weather disasters.
Experts warn epic weather ravaging US could worsen
Epic floods, massive wildfires, drought and the deadliest tornado season in 60 years are ravaging the United States, with scientists warning that climate change will bring even more extreme weather.
Research suggests urban sprawl, wet falls and winter affect severe weather
(PhysOrg.com) -- Previously rare big city storms - like a tornado Aug. 19 that downed trees and ripped off roofs in downtown Minneapolis and the powerful thunderstorms in New York City a day earlier - may ...
Tornado threat increases as Gulf hurricanes get larger (w/ Video)
Tornadoes that occur from hurricanes moving inland from the Gulf Coast are increasing in frequency, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This increase seems to reflect the increase ...
Dry autumns and winters may lead to fewer tornadoes in the spring
Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an ...