39 Years Since The Worst Tornado Outbreak On Record

1974 was the peak year of the ice age scare. It was also the year of the worst tornado outbreak in history.

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4 Responses to 39 Years Since The Worst Tornado Outbreak On Record

  1. March 18, 1925 Tri-State Tornado is still listed as the deadliest ever.

    It killed 695 people: in Missouri (11), Illinois (613), and Indiana (71).

    According to the NOAA/SPC (http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/killers.html), of the 25 deadliest tornado outbreaks, only one happened in the past decade (Joplin, 2011 came in seventh). Your 1974 outbreak didn’t even make the list.

    Of course that was also before we went over the upper safe limit for CO2. On top of that, the SPC names the “modern era” as post 1950. Using that 1950 cutoff date, they “dissapear” 20 of the 25, and makes Joplin the “worst”, and beats out the 1974 outbreak.

    Then the weirdness starts.

    On one list, the 25 deadliest, they have this: 22 May 2011, Joplin MO, 158 deaths (7th).
    On another, the deadliest “tornado days” (using calendar day), they have this: 27 April 2011, 316 deaths (estimated) – beats the ’74 outbreak by 8 (316:308 – but it’s not on the top 25 deadliest).
    Then, using the “convective day” (from 12Z to 12Z), they have this: 27 April 2011, 314 deaths (estimated) – beats the ’74 outbreak by 4 (314:310 – and also not on the top 25 deadliest).

    Seems like they’re “cherry picking”, trying to make that 2011 storm the worst ever.

    • So dumb bro. says:

      He wasn’t saying deadliest. The author is saying outbreak dude. An outbreak simply means a lot of tornado spawning…it does not mean an outbreak of deaths…. Seriously….read correctly man.

  2. gator69 says:

    “Record snowfall in Rapid City, South Dakota…. The winter storm battering much of South Dakota dumped 20 inches of snow on Rapid City yesterday, which makes it the single snowiest day since record-keeping began in 1942.”

    http://iceagenow.info/2013/04/snowiest-24-hour-period-rapid-city-airport/

    Children won’t know who Michael Mann was. 😉

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