Tornado Count Very Low for Second Year in a Row

August 18th, 2014 at 2:24 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

tornado stats thru 8-16  Click on the image (from SPC) to enlarge.  For the second year in a row, we have had a relatively (very) low number of tornadoes in the U.S.   Here’s a comparison to recent years.  As of now, we’re headed toward the lowest # of tornadoes ever for a two-year period.  Here’s severe weather reports from Sunday, including 4 injures near Rushville, Nebraska from baseball-sized hail.  Sunday night’s 83 mph wind is the 5th gust over 70 mph since June 3 at either Hastings, NE, ARPT or NWS Hastings.  Six-foot wall of water moving down a usually dry river SE of Tucson AZ.    Wind gusts up to 70 mph reported near Claypool, AZ.  Magnitude-6.2 earthquake SE of Abdanan, Iran.

Rainfall totaled 1.23″ at Holland (Regional Arpt.) but only 0.06″ at the Ford Airport in G.R. and 0.04″ at the airport in Kalamazoo.  Other rainfall totals:  3.38″ Mt. Vernon IL, 2.9″ Centralia FL, 2.83″ Dallas TX, 2.61″ Yakutat AK and 2.58″ at Glenwood MN.

The GFS-plot gives G.R. a high of 90 next Saturday and 88 on Sunday.  The European gives G.R. 0.43″ of rain Tuesday, the GFS plot has 0.37″ and the NAM is the highest at 0.52″.

25 Responses to “Tornado Count Very Low for Second Year in a Row”

  1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    Global warming must be to blame!

    1. fixxxer says:

      You just wont go away this year will ya?

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        No I am having too much fun getting under your skin along with all of your clones! Keep up the good work!

        1. matt says:

          You got your lies all figured out for the playground

  2. Dan says:

    Was the rain localized to the airport, or was it all over Holland? We were up at Houghton Lake over the weekend, so I didn’t know it rained. It’s been super dry at our house on the east side of Holland since early July, so it would be great if we got some rain!

  3. Rocky (Rockford) says:

    The GREAT news just keeps coming! INCREDIBLE!

    1. matt says:

      Sure does you’ll be back in school soon now that’s INCREDIBLE. What’s even more Incredible is you’re a mooch, and you make up lies on a blog to appear like you’re some big man from Rockford, when you’re actually a little kid who cries when his mom hides his zebra cakes. Thanks for listening.

      1. Rocky (Rockford) says:

        You are one sick person and your delusional thoughts are running rampant. I am in my low 60′s and I work full time! I enjoy below normal temps and COLD and SNOW! Who knew? AMAZING!

        1. matt says:

          No way you’re in your 60′s…11 at best. You’re a kid that mooches off his parents and thinks he’s king of the hill of the weather blog. You run around on the playground spreading lies about your golf and ski trips. The only problem no one believes your stories. Go pop your zits kid.

        2. Jordan (Twin Lake) says:

          matt’s brain is made out of deer crap. And fixxxer is a queer.

      2. Ned S. (East of Holland) says:

        No one’s listening to you Matt. Give it up.

        1. matt says:

          Thanks for listening

  4. Jerry Hoag says:

    Hmmmmmmmm, Makes you wonder if we are going to have a outbreak sometime that will make up for the low count someday soon…..if not this year then in 2015.

  5. Jerry Hoag says:

    Hello Fellow Bloggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been a week Weeks since I’ve been on here, But here I am!!!!! I am still in Michigan but the move South is still on and looks like in 2 months and counting………

    Maybe now we will be getting some storms soon!!!!! I would love some active lightning shows here before I leave the state!!!!! Come on Michigan give me some remomorable(SP?) weather here where I live so I take the memories with me!!!!!!!

    I know Mother Nature can do it!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on do it to it!!

  6. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Looks this first batch is gonna slide to the north of my Hood

  7. Cliff(Scotts) says:

    Looking outside seems it could start raining, checked radar and see a cell has popped up northeast of kalamazoo. Hmmm!?

  8. Brian(Grandville) says:

    It’s gonna be a warm and humid stretch coming up for sure. FWIW, the NWS has a couple 85′s for me this weekend, which were 87′s yesterday. I hope we can all get some rain this week. No Tigers tonight, maybe a day off to clear their heads and focus on the division which they no longer own.

  9. Nice little bowing segment just went through Sheboygan. Hope we get at least some rain from this!

  10. Barb says:

    What rain? When? I haven’t had any rain at my house lately.

    1. Barb says:

      I’m more convinced every year that Michigan’s and the U.S. climate in general is changing and native plants instead of grass or non-native plants are the way to go. There was a special on NPR that corn farmers in Iowa, Kansas, etc. are having to buy different equipment because of the uncertainty of the conditions when planting or harvesting, whether it will be too wet to plant, too wet to harvest. They have to buy equipment that can get in and out of the wet fields without getting stuck.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Hurray Earth!

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      If you look at the temperature anomaly image at the link arcturus provided: you’ll see that NOAA does NOT include temperatures over the Antarctic – which has seen some near record cold this winter) and the Arctic. Look at this graphic from the Danish Meteorological Institute: You can see that temperatures north of 80° latitude have been colder than average almost every single day since May 1. By eliminating the Arctic and the Antarctic (where we actually have weather stations that record temperature) and using an algorithm that “adjusts” temperature data (note how every month, temperatures are “warmer than average” over large areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans where there are few weather stations). The NASA IR Aqua satellite data, which is FULL Earth and FULL troposphere is not that warm. Note how this NASA data clearly shows global temperatures have been steady since 2002:

    3. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Eight of the 10 warmest Julys have occurred within the past 10 years (2002 also ranks among the 10 warmest). “This is what to expect with continued global warming,” noted University of Arizona climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck on Twitter.

      We shall see Johny……..How’s that affecting the current Atlantic Basin hurricane season thus far by your teams logic Johny, not to mention the low tornado count…….crickets…….

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