Foretelling next month's tornadoes

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2012

Abstract: 

Tornadoes are notoriously difficult to forecast, with often deadly results: In 2011, tornadoes in the U.S. killed more than 550 people, a higher death toll than in the past 10 years combined. Now a new study of short-term climate trends offers a new approach to tornado forecasting that may give people in tornado-prone regions as much as a month of forewarning that twisters may soon be descending.

Document Type: 

  • Case Study

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  • critical issues, database publication, weather hazards, hazards