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2018 First Year Ever with No Violent Tornadoes in the United States
Thomas Williams Ph.D. 27 Dec 2018 Breitbart News
Despite dire predictions of a necessary increase in severe weather events due to climate change, 2018 is poised to become the first year on record with no violent tornadoes in the United States, the Washington Post reported.
According to Post weather writer Ian Livingston, while record-breaking, 2018 is not altogether exceptional, since “there have been downtrends in violent tornado numbers both across the entire modern period, and when looking at just the period since Doppler radar was fully implemented across the country in the mid-1990s.”
“A 15-year average as high as 13.7 in the mid-1970s will drop to 5.9 next year,” Livingston said. . . .
Violent tornadoes by year since 1950
The year will not only set a record for zero “violent” tornadoes — those ranked EF4 or EF5 on a 5-point scale — but will likely also set a record for the fewest “intense” tornadoes (F/EF3+). With just three days to go, 2018 has seen only 12 intense tornadoes in the U.S., three fewer than the record-holding year of 1987, which had 15. . . .