NOAA: Number of major tornadoes in 2015 was ‘one of the lowest on record’ – Tornadoes below average for 4th year in a row –

By: - Climate DepotMarch 10, 2016 1:21 PM with 48 comments

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By Paul Homewood


NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center have now finalised their tornado data for 2015.

The year finished with 481 tornadoes of EF-1 strength or greater, the fourth year in a row that has been below average.

Perhaps more significantly, the number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes was one of the lowest on record. You have to go back to 1987 to find fewer. There were no EF-5s at all, and only three EF-4s.



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  • darkcontinent

    Careful, obama may have the weather folks investigated by the “Justice?” dept as climate change deniers.

  • Denny Crane

    Clearly, the result of global warming, white privilege, and 8 years of failed Bush policies.

    • Scott Davis

      Don’t forget “micro-agressions”

      • Denny Crane

        Each micro-agression raises the Earth’s surface temperature 0.0001°. It all adds up, luckily, each SafeSpace LOWERS the temperature 0.05°, but, that is offset by hot air any time a liberal opens their mouth.

    • MPE

      Number of major tornadoes in 2015 was ‘one of the lowest on record’ – Tornadoes below average for 4th year in a row –

      Seems you and the other dimbulbs don’t realize Bush has been out of office for NEARLY eight years! Only proves oblamers SUCKS!

      • Denny Crane

        Learn to sarcasm, newfriend.

  • Bobby Ponder

    Bit but but Obama said.

  • KoolAidAntidote7

    2015 may have been one of the slowest years on record, but 2016 isn’t turning out that way. 2016 has already been a pretty intense year for tornadoes, and it’s only March!

    • NewWiseGuy2

      Oh Boy! Maybe we’ll get more fatalities too! That should help convince the non-believers.

      • GrizzMann

        And reduce Obamacare costs.

    • embalmed hillary

      No it’s not.

  • slobotnavich

    This deserves serious analysis. The paucity of tornadoes in the US in recent years has resulted in a significant drop in weather-related storm insurance policies being issued, plus a dramatic reduction in media revenues, which always spike when severe weather is forecast. Additionally, the construction industry in tornado-prone areas has suffered due to the lack of storm damage. President Obama is considering a measure proposed by former vice-president Al Gore that structures more than ten years old or already fully depreciated be destroyed to make way for new construction and provide jobs for hard-pressed construction workers in the affected areas. The proposed bill would specify that only union labor be employed in both the demolition of existing structures and the building of new ones.

    President Obama was quoted yesterday as saying, “I’ll sign it as soon as it reaches my desk.”

  • VinceR

    Less tornadoes, less hurricanes, more tempered climate. Go global warming!

    • NewWiseGuy2

      Not to mention the greening of the deserts. By the way, that should be “fewer tornadoes, fewer hurricanes”, or less wind. Funny how nobody makes the opposite grammatical error, “fewer wind”. Sorry but this is a peeve of mine.

    • HardWorkinFed

      Fewer tornadoes, fewer hurricanes . . .

      • VinceR

        More/less sounds more to the point than greater/fewer. It’s a linguist vs grammarian thing.

    • bobdog19006

      Oh, damn you, Global Warming!

      The whole world is falling apart, ain’t it?

  • TheDude

    The charts above only show back as far as 1970, because prior to that it does not fit into their explanation of why things are the way they are. The chart below shows an increase in tornadic activity from 1958 to 1970. Tornadoes are caused by a mixing of cold and warm air, so prior to 1970 was the planet in a global cooling trend? This is a result of normal weather patterns. The earth goes through heating and cooling phases naturally.

  • TheDude

    The chart I mentioned is located here, since it did not show up in my last post.

  • Antiprog

    Greedy Green Industrial complex will move to another “cause”. Obviously, hurricanes & tornadoes do not fit the “climate change” narrative. Unless , one creates fake hockey stick data

    • NewWiseGuy2

      In the past they counted tornadoes at the wrong time of day, so we need to “adjust” the numbers downward in the past. And now we count them at a different wrong time of day, so we have to adjust the numbers upward for recent years.

  • 2ndprotectsall

    Curse that pesky global normal!

  • Oak Ridge Curmudgeon

    This can’t be right. MSNBC and CNN dedicated 28% more time covering Tornadoes in the last 2 years (corresponding to a 28% reduction in breaking news on the MH370 flight…)

  • Not Chicken Little

    See? This proves CAGW (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming) is true – just like we’ve been saying all along! The sky is falling! We’re all going to die!

  • Lexonaut

    The tornadoes must be hiding in the deep Pacific … er … I mean under the Antarctic ice cap … er … We need to revise the count upwards because all tornado-counting stations have been under the influence of climate change deniers … or something.

  • embalmed hillary

    It’s so beautiful how every time these enviro-nazis make a proclamation like ‘the world is getting hotter’ or ‘the ice is melting’ or ‘children born in the UK today will never see snow’ or ‘global warming is causing a lot of extreme weather events’ that the exact OPPOSITE of their claims is what occurs. Maybe they should take the hint and shut up, for good.

  • I. Queue

    I blame global warming or if that doesn’t work – RACISM.

    • GrizzMann

      Did you forget Bush already?

      • I. Queue

        Hey Grizz man, the more I read about George W. and his family of crooks (like the Clintons) the more I might tend to blame him now. I actually voted for him twice due to him being incessantly blamed by the Marxists in media for every evil under the sun.

        • GrizzMann

          Well he did cause Hurricane Katrina with his secret weather machine.

          • I. Queue

            Hey Grizz, I thought that he may have had something to do with that too! LOL. I also heard that he caused a number of earthquakes due to underground nuclear testing or fracking.

          • GrizzMann

            He’s da man.

          • I. Queue

            He was the “decider” man!

          • MPE

            BS he’s told what to do like ALL the others since Clinton!

  • GrizzMann

    The decline in storms is due to the employment of windmills. They break up the air flow so that the winds cannot create large storms. Who cares if the kill birds and butterflies? They have government permits to do it.

  • Jason

    History says human lifespan and prosperous populations increase during warmer climate periods. Longer growing seasons and favorable mobility taking credit. So why would governments want to cool things down? Could it be that prosperous citizens need less reliance on government? People feel more empowered and governments less authoritarian? Warm temperatures equal more democracy and freedom, something the Socialist Globalists must stop!

    • GrizzMann

      The longer people live, the more strain on Obamacare.

    • MyOpinionPost

      Volunteer to have yourself euthanized.

  • Hedley Lamar

    So globull warming is actually a good thing?
    BTW, we have gone TEN YEARS without a hurricane.

  • doc holiday

    But,but the POS OBOLA say”dis cain bees true”.

  • MyOpinionPost

    Must be global warming – raise the taxes.

  • Robert Hayes

    After Katrina. The global warming so called experts that don’t know Jack Squat told us that due to global warming there would be 20+ major hurricanes the following year. There were only two, and none made landfall. The next year they again predicted around 20 major storms. There were just a couple again, and only one made landfall. The next several years their predictions went down a little, and a little more, each year they were so totally wrong. They don’t know Jack Squat about weather or climate and should never be listened to. Fools on the public dole. All of them.

  • chaindawg812

    If you listen to the news it was Armageddon

  • TractorEngineer

    Fewer tornadoes, I’m sure the residents of Oklahoma are disappointed about that. The only reason for living there is a national sob-story and free FEMA money when your town gets pulverized.

  • kjdjr

    doj to now prosecute this reporter for felony climate change denier. Should have stuck with if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.

  • Richard_Iowa

    These effects are because of Global Warming.

  • far2right

    Hence, climate change is putting a lot of carpenters out of work.

    When will the climate denialists ever wise up?

  • VooDude

    EF0 tornado reports have been on the increase. It is the increasing observations, not an increase in actual tornadoes.