The Washington Post

Silent spring: No severe thunderstorm or tornado watches issued so far in March
The Washington Post

For the first time in 45 years, the National Weather Service has yet to issue a single severe thunderstorm or tornado watch this deep into March.

“We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather”, said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist for the NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC). “This has never happened in the record of SPC watches dating back to 1970.” Not surprisingly in light of the lack of tornado watches, there have also been no actual tornadoes this month.

“We’re in a persistent pattern that suppresses severe weather, and the right ingredients — moisture, instability, and lift — have not been brought together in any consistent way so far this year,” said SPC’s Carbin.

For the calendar year, SPC reports about 28 tornadoes have touched down in the U.S. compared to an average of about 177 year-to-date. Hail and damaging (non-tornadic) wind reports are also way down (just 7 hail reports compared to an average of 372). A hostile pattern for tornadoes has persisted since 2014, one of the least active years for twisters since records began in 1950. 2012 and 2013 also had below normal tornado activity, after 2011, a devastating year for severe weather.

Je suppose que les réchauffistes vont nous dire que leurs modèles climatiques avaient prédit la disparition du temps violent