Tornadoes And Hurricanes 2012January 4th, 2013 at 8:25 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Local weather is still quiet. We started very cold this morning though with lows in the 20s in most areas. We had lots of frost and even some patchy ice on a couple of overpasses. Today we’ll have a lot of sunshine as well as tomorrow. Highs will be in the 40s. More clouds, an isolated shower, and highs in the 50s are forecast for Sunday.
As the title suggests… I found two neat articles about hurricanes and tornadoes for this last year. These are complements of the American Meteorological Society.
The first article is from Accuweather and it talks about how the number of tornadoes for 2012 was very low compared to average. 2012 Tornadoes. This is a strong contrast to last year’s devastating tornado outbreaks. The meteorologist in the article gave a couple of attributes, but I think the drought was by far the dominant factor. If the drought continues as bad as it is, then it’s possible that 2013 will also have a low number.
The second article is from NPR news. MPR/NPR hurricane article. It talks about the odd hurricane season of 2012. There were several hurricanes that just didn’t behave how an average hurricane does such as Isaac and Sandy. Also the lack of El Nino in the Pacific drastically altered the forecast through the season. Take a look! 2012 has definitely been an interesting year for weather.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler