While one cannot make light of tornadoes, because a big one will come, and it mainly matters where it hits, but this is actually quite astonishing. Growing up in southeast Kansas, near Joplin, Missouri, and living in Oklahoma, near Moore, this is very personal for me, and it is simply a blessing that there have been nearly no tornadoes so far this year. Still, prepare. Also, pray for rain.

Watts Up With That?

While there continues to be wailing about how climate change is supposedly making the weather more extreme, Greg Carbin, the man in charge at NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) sends along this graph and says:

Likely the slowest start to tornado activity in any year in modern record, and possibly nearly a century!

And he has the numbers to show why:

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