The ongoing and desperate effort to blame weather on global warming gets increasingly pathetic every day.
The deadliest year for tornadoes in the U.S. was 1925, when 794 people were killed, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Yesterday’s Joplin twister is tied with a 1953 Flint, Michigan, tornado as the single deadliest in records going back to 1950.
The 1925 Tri-State Tornado killed at least 695 people. Remarkably, people actually kept records prior to 1950.
Sea surface temperatures in the Gulf are now 3 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the pre-1970 average, said Kevin Trenberth, distinguished senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
Good call Kevin. Unisys shows Gulf SSTs well below normal. 2C below normal in Louisiana. The US is surrounded by unusually cold water.