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Study Predicted Increase in Severe Storms

 The assault on the Mid-West by a total of 81 tornadoes has left 8 people dead, and more may be still buried amongst wreckage.

Indiana saw 23 tornadoes and Kentucky 13, but Illinois suffered the brunt of the storm when it was struck by an incredible 43 tornadoes, leaving at least six people dead and seven counties declared...
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At Least 17 Tornadoes Slam Midwest: 9 Dead, 71 Injured. We Offer Safety Advice.

Tornadoes stalked the Midwest once again last night. At least 17 twisters were reported across five states, with the greatest concentration in Oklahoma and around Oklahoma City in particular. So far, 5 people had been reported killed and 71 injured. There has been extensive property damage both from high winds and from the flooding that...
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Why Can't We be Warned About Tornadoes?

As we recently warned, tornadoes can strike without warning: Now a huge tornado has hit Springfield, Massachusetts. Sacramento, California has been hit too. Why can't we forecast these terrible storms so that people can take shelter? There have been plenty of tornadoes this...
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Oct. Set Tornado Record

Global warming doesn't just lead to hotter weather?it leads to weather extremes. One example of this is that the past October set a record for the number of tornadoes worldwide.

In LiveScience.com, Andrea Thompson reports that in October there were 87 tornadoes in a 3-day period, from October 17 through 19. This broke the previous record...

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Record Number of Tornadoes in 2004

According to NOAA, the number of tornadoes in 2004 set arecord. In September, the U.S. usually has an average of 47tornadoes, but this year we had 247!

We?d better build tornado shelters?or learn toleave ourbodies!

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Tornadoes Increasing Rapidly

175 tornadoes were reported over the weekend. The years 2003 and 2004 have seen a dramatic increase in the number of tornadoes being reported in the US. The record for most tornadoes in any month (since modern tornado record keeping began in 1950) was set in May 2003, with 516 tornadoes confirmed. This easily broke the old mark of 399, set in...

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