2015 An Overall Slow Year For Severe Weather

Courtesy: Huron Amateur Radio Club

Courtesy: Huron Amateur Radio Club

With 2015 winding down, a look back shows that despite a few major, standout weather events, as a whole, it was a quite year for severe weather…

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Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls doesn’t think the number of tornadoes in the last two years has increased. He believes the impact is seems greater because communities have been struck…

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Heitkamp says nothing in particular can be pointed out to cause increases in severe weather….

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Heitkamp says weather events like El Nino or La Nina affect summer time weather, but not to the degree that they affect winter weather. Those events also draw no direct link to increased tornado development.

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