A chain of demoralizing tornadoes had hit from Ottawa County, Oklahoma, into Baxter Springs and Galena, Kansas, and then into Carl Junction, Oronogo and Golden City, Missouri, Ohio late Monday, making it the 12th consecutive time such severe storm occurred in the United States. With an average of 27.5 tornado occurring daily, scientist has discovered since the 1950s, the yearly number of tornado outbreaks has remained the same, but the number of tornadoes per outbreak is on the upsurge.
So far in 2019, there is a recorded 935 reported tornado scenario in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration disclosed. This is however up from an average 743 tornado occurrence from year 2005 to 2015. Specifically, the Monday tornado attack which caused widespread damage in Dayton, Ohio equally knocked out about 68,000 households and power cables – it’s now ranked as the fourth most active tornado since the beginning of 2019.
What’s fueling the recent attack?
Majorly, there are two main components that allow tornado form. The first is the building up of moisture and heat in the atmosphere, which in turn causes atmospheric instability. The other, known as wind shear, is recognized as changing wind speed and direction –this largely contributes to storm’s violent rotation.
Nevertheless, limited historical records have made it difficult for scientists to know precisely, if climate change is having an impact on the sternness of tornadoes. Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado revealed that climate change is currently causing ocean temperature and global surface temperature increase, adding that it drives atmospheric instability when warm, and moist air moves across the middle of the country.
“All this provides more fuel for thunderstorms and sets the stage for tornadoes to develop,” Trenberth said.
When/Where Next Should You Expect Tornado Attack?
Weather conditions likely to produce a tornado can be predicted, it is quite difficult to give accurate information about where and when a tornado might strike again.
For the knowledge, the average amount of time between a tornado warning and its arrival is about 13minutes, so always lace your shoes for a run.
While May to October is tornado season, Tulsa, individuals in Texas to Illinois as well as in Minneapolis, Dallas, New York and Los Angeles are however not safe. Presumably, a tornado attack might be hitting there anytime soon alongside most other prone regions of the south, south east and west.