More violent storms in Nebraska & Kansas--posted by Tony Garcia on 7/05/2006
I type this as they are testing the tornado sirens (1 PM the first Wednesday of each month).
One of the proofs that global warming exists is the suppossed increase in quantity and strength of storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. With each hurricane the Global Warming clergy proclaim that these events are proof of global warming. Notice how these people are silent at the lack of events? With each record high temperature the clergy present themselves...and are conspicuously absent with each non-record high temperature or record low.
Did you know that there have been no tornadoes in Nebraska and Kansas in the first 6 months of 2006?
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Hastings are feeling lucky this year.Hmm, tornado alley and there is not a tornado yet. Is this proof of global warming? But this is not unprecedented, so is this not proof of global warming?
The 30-county area they serve in central Nebraska and north-central Kansas hasn't had a confirmed tornado for the first six months of this year. That hasn't happened since 1950.
There were two years that came close, 1966 and 1981, when a single tornado was reported during the first half of each year.
"It's quite unusual," said Steve Kisner, warning coordination meteorologist in the Hastings office. "We're glad Mother Nature is keeping everybody safe -- again showing the unpredictability of the weather."
Between five and 10 tornadoes usually hit the office's coverage area between Jan. 1 and June 30, Kisner said.
The weather service has calculated there's a 3-1 chance a tornado will occur in Nebraska during this period.
Tornadoes are especially common in the 30-county area because they are in the northern part of Tornado Alley, a tornado-prone region stretching from West Texas to North Dakota.
Where are those global warming clergy when you need them?