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.

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 ...

Alabama tornado team scours paths of killer storms

The Mobile Meteorological Measurement Vehicle - a worn-looking '90s-model Dodge Intrepid with classic rock on the radio, a tower of weather gauges attached to its roof and a laptop computer bolted to its dash - crested a ...

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.

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 ...

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