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    occurred in the 1970s doesn't really cut it, though.  As Weatherdude points out in his current diary, much of that increase can be attributed to urban sprawl.

    I'm not sure that a connection has been made between tornadic activity and climate change.  It doesn't mean that one isn't there, but we just don't know yet.

    There is reason to believe that warming oceans will lead to more powerful hurricanes in the years to come.  There is evidence that we can expect to experience lower central pressures and higher sustained wind speeds in hurricanes, but this is not yet known about tornadoes.

    Rooting for Democrats!!!

    by SquirmyRooter on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:35:20 PM PDT

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