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Higher Temperatures Fuel Tornado Season

06 Mar 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

This year’s freakishly warm winter may increase the number of tornados this season in the U.S., reported USA Today.

The Storm Prediction Center released “high” or “moderate” risk categories for as many as 34 million people last Friday, and the numbers are on an upward trend as climate change increases average temperatures.

As confirmed by meteorologist Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground, warmer winters and earlier springs will stretch tornado season longer and longer. "This year's early start to tornado season is consistent with what we would expect from a warming climate," said Masters.

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