A more scientific approach comes from Watts Up With That’s “Everything Climate” site which shows, using actual data, that tornadoes, in fact, “are getting less dangerous.”
This historical tornado data, show that the number of all categories of tornadoes has been declining for the past 45 years and the number of strong tornadoes, F3 or higher, has been dramatically declining for the past 45 years.
In 2017-2018, the U.S. set a record for the longest period in tornado history without a tornado death, despite the dramatic increase in US population since 1950.
In 2017-2018, the U.S. set a record for the longest period in tornado history without an F3 or stronger tornado.
The fact that Friday’s tornadoes struck with great force and caused scores of deaths does not change the overall trend.