By Paul Homewood
As the year winds down, it looks like being yet another very quiet one for tornadoes in the US.
Based on provisional data to Nov 11th, only 2013 has had less tornadoes since 2005.
After “inflation adjusting”, which takes account of the fact that many more tornadoes get to be reported nowadays because of changing technology, 2016 also looks like being one of the quietest since records began in 1954.
It normally takes about three months for local storm reports to be confirmed as tornadoes, and classifications made. Currently, the SPC have confirmed data up to July, so there may some small changes to the above figures.