Data Shows Dramatically Less, Not More, Extreme Weather In 2013

 

 

” The problem is that 2013 is proving to be among the years with the fewest number of tornados on record, according to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

  According to an Oct. 18 SI analysis, “the good news is that weather-related disasters in the U.S. are all way down this year, compared to recent years, and, in some cases, down to historically low levels.”

  There were fewer wildfires in 2013, as well as fewer days with 100 degree or higher temperatures and fewer hurricanes.”