Study: Winter tornadoes to get more powerful as world warms

Nasty winter tornadoes—like the deadly ones last week that hit five states—are likely to be stronger and stay on the ground longer with a wider swath of destruction in a warming world, a new study shows.

EXPLAINER: Was tornado outbreak related to climate change?

The calendar said December but the warm moist air screamed of springtime. Add an eastbound storm front guided by a La Nina weather pattern into that mismatch and it spawned tornadoes that killed dozens over five U.S. states.

Increasing tornado outbreaks—is climate change responsible?

Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms kill people and damage property every year. Estimated U.S. insured losses due to severe thunderstorms in the first half of 2016 were $8.5 billion. The largest U.S. impacts of tornadoes result ...

Ocean temperatures may hold key to predicting tornado outbreaks

Today, we predict tornado outbreaks up to seven days in advance. But, new research holds the promise that sea surface temperatures thousands of miles away may help us predict tornado outbreaks as soon as one to three months ...

More severe weather in store for middle states in US

Today's imagery from NASA's AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite indicates more severe weather is in store for the Midwest from Texas to Michigan. There is another extremely strong storm that is stretching from south to ...

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. There were 903 ...

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