Extreme Weather Info

Tornadoes - Fifty Years
Tornadoes – Fifty Years



Normalized Tornado Damage Per Annum Since 1950 – Comparative tornado damage is decreasing.

This from NOAA’s  web page.

Hurricanes - One Hundred Years
Hurricanes – One Hundred Years


on the basis of the evidence I present here, claims to connect Atlantic hurricanes with global warming are premature. The  Atlantic hurricane basin is currently seeing enhanced, rather than “unprecedented”, storminess that is comparable to, or  even less active than, that seen in earlier busy cycles of activity.”Christopher W. Landsea”


Drought Data From 1982
Drought Data From 1982

Figure 5: Fraction of the global land in D0 (abnormally dry), D1 (moderate), D2 (severe), D3 (extreme), and D4 (exceptional) drought condition (Data: Standardized Precipitation Index data derived from MERRA-Land).

Source:  http://www.nature.com/sdata/2014/fig_tab/sdata20141_F5.html

H/T Dr Roger Pielke, Jr.

US Drought Index
US Drought Index

This is a graph of the Palmer Drought Index (USA) for the last century, up to 2009.  Data from NOAA.

IPCC says: “There continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale.”


CO2 levels
Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric Levels



HADCRUT Temp Since 1850
UAH satellite temps 1979 to Jan 2014
UAH Satellite Temps 1979 to Jan 2014 – Pause In Temps Last 17 Years

Graph from Dr Roy Spencer, UAH : http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_January_2014_v5.61.png




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