Nov 17, 2015

Springtime in November: Tornadoes Rake High Plains from Nebraska to Texas

Texas
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Kansas
USA
by
Bob Henson and Jeff Masters
,
Weather Underground
All tornadoes reported in the era of reliable records, from 1950 to 2014, during the months of November through February. Photo: Ian Livingston and ustornadoes.com
All tornadoes reported in the era of reliable records, from 1950 to 2014, during the months of November through February. Photo: Ian Livingston and ustornadoes.com

[The storms were] an unprecedented High Plains outbreak for November...Any direct role of climate change in this event would take time and research to establish, ideally through attribution research. “I don't know how to put this event in the context of lengthening tornado seasons or climate. It's such an outlier,” said Harold Brooks (National Severe Storms Laboratory), who is one of the world’s foremost experts on tornado climatology and the influence of climate change on tornadoes