America has experienced worst storm hit years. Fortunately, year 2013, is now considered as one of the calmer years since the geologists started keeping accurate records.
Scientists and geologists have started maintaining accurate weather reports since the year 1950. According to them, United States of America is one of the most tornados prone countries of the world. Every year it hits the nation and causes massive destruction to man and property. But the year 2013 so far seems to be the quietest. Though the violent tornado that hit Oklahoma City suburbs killed as many as 24 people, still the real number of storm is quite less. In the month of May EF-5 tornado ravaged through Okla and Moore in United States. The storm affected the areas near the Oklahoma City suburbs.
The weather department has reported that nearly 1000 tornadoes have already hit the nations by now victimizing 42 people in the month of May. Gregory Carbin, meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla revealed a report of a recent survey. He pointed out that the estimated number of tornadoes in the current year is around 610 through the month of August. Whereas, the number of tornadoes last year was 579.
Meteorologist Greg Forbes of the Weather Channel does not agree to the popular belief of the experts. Rather he contradicts their study saying that the year 2013 is not the quietest year rather it is the third quietest, according to the established records from 2013. Forbes’ study takes into consideration the factors responsible for increase in the number of tornadoes: advanced and accurate observations and increase in the population. So, it is not correct to term this year as the quietest year. He further states that the misleading factor, which is making people depict this year as the quietest, is the lack of powerful tornadoes. The storms are not causing as much hazard and damage as expected or generally experienced. This is creating a wrong notion among the people. Greg Forbes, the meteorologist echoes the comment of Carbin. He supplies that the only year with less number of tornadoes had been 2002 and 1988, considering the precise stats from 1950.
Carbin elaborates on the decrease in the number of tornadoes. He explains that the tornadoes need sturdy shear, which is tied to the dearth of strong and forceful weather system. So to summarize it can be said that the lack of adequate storm systems particularly in the seasons of winter and early spring results in the increase in the number of storms. Carbin mentions that the month of June too would notice a fall in the number of tornadoes. States of Texas and Florida will suffer less from the onslaught of ravaging storms. Whereas Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma will get above average number of tornadoes.
With the peak tornado season being over the arrival of fresh attack is unlikely to affect the United States. But an amalgamation of increase in the possibility of a late autumn tornado outbreak and an increase in tropical cyclone landfalls could affect the state.