100 Killer Tornadoes in Midwest Weekend – More Whacky Weather!!

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 15:51 PM
April 17, 2012

 Meteorologists say that the types of extreme killer tornadoes tearing through the middle of the nation this weekend will repeatedly hit extended areas of the U.S.  Some 100 tornadoes ripped through five states, and killed six people in Oklahoma. The National Weather Service warns of an especially violent storm season.

 Officials add that instead of the usual “Tornado Alley––the plains states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota,” boundaries expand “into the South and Midwest.” The weekend storms were also in Wisconsin and Iowa.
 Across affected areas balls of hail fell, downed power lines left thousands without electricity, schools closed, uprooted trees covered homes and closed roads, roofs were destroyed, and the American Red Cross opened relief shelters and meals to displaced residents.

 AFP News Service cites a report by the CoreLogic research group that now “Florida, Iowa, Louisiana and Mississippi have joined Kansas among the ranks of the most tornado-hit US states.”  Further, CoreLogic states that the tornado risk in the U.S. now extends across the eastern U.S. putting at least 26 states in danger.

 The News Service adds:  “It was just the second time in US history that the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance.”  Those warnings prevented even more deaths.  The National Weather Service also warns that these types of “severe storms”––i.e. rain, wind, lightening, etc.–– are now possible in most of the U.S.

 While total costs for this weekend’s damage has not been estimated, Scientific American (SA) says that totals for last month’s tornadoes were over a billion dollars.  Tornadoes in March killed 40 people.

 The SA cite says, “From March 2 through the early hours of March 3, 132 tornadoes were reported across nine states, . . . causing more than 1.5 billion in damages.”  However, damage claims may be denied “because tornadoes are ‘atypical‘ events by nature.   SA adds that 2011 was “a record-breaking year for devastation . . .  the United States experienced 14 separate events that caused $1 billion or more in damage.  Five of those events were tornado outbreaks.”

 While he never used the term “global warming,” Jake Crouch of the National Climatic Data Center said “atmospheric conditions caused unseasonably warm temperatures . . . across huge swaths of the U. S. allowed warm, moist air up to . . . collide with cold, drier air . . . a key ingredient for severe weather.”

 But everyone knows something’s whacky with the weather, and they suspect its Global Warming.  Read what kids are saying on Christian children’s t-shirts : “. . . let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light (Romans 13: 12).”  Our nation must face the truth about Global Warming!

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