Severe weather season begins...late start, but not climate change

Truth About Weather, Climate and Climate Change

No tornadoes were reported in February 2010. Based on records for the recent past, this may have happened last back in 1947. Still, Harold Brooks, writing at the U.S. Severe weather blog notes that this is part of the normal variability of things. And, in terms of the upcoming severe weather season, this means, well, "somewhere between a little and nothing at all," according to Brooks.

Today, March 2, 2010 will kick things off in Florida. And longer range computer model forecasts suggest that more springlike (thunderstormy) weather will be in news as snowstorms wane.

Meanwhile, look for flooding from the northeast through the Northern Plains over the next month or so. There's a lot of snow to melt. How quickly it melts, how much rain falls on the snow and how much ice jamming occurs will determine just how disastrous this flooding may be.

As for the first inklings of what hurricane season portends, don't worry, Bill Grey's predictions will be out soon.

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