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Another Quiet Tornado and Hurricane Season. Al Gore Hardest Hit

Despite Al Gore's continued dire warnings, most recently while campaigning for Hillary Clinton in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, 2016 is turning out to be a remarkably quiet storm year. This continues the dual trends of quiet storm seasons combined with Gore's dire pronouncements of increased storm activity. We are often reminded not to mess with Mother Nature. Evidently, we should also take care not to mess with her sense of humor.

Tornado season, depending on your location in the United States, ranges anywhere from March to July or August. According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2016 has had the second fewest tornadoes since 2005. Depending on how data revisions work out, 2016 will have among the fewest tornadoes of any year since records started being kept in 1954.

Of course, the fact that the historical record in the U.S. on cyclones only goes back 62 years is an issue the global warming alarmists hope you won't notice.

Here's the graph from the NOAA website.

Two things jump out. One, the 2016 total is significantly below average. And two, there is no discernible trend. Why, it almost seems as if the number of tornadoes per year is random—neither increasing nor decreasing over a period of 12 years.

Deaths attributed to tornadoes are also down:

Well, that's just tornadoes. Maybe hurricanes are getting more frequent and more intense, as Al Gore also predicted.

Oops.