Too many tornadoes? Researchers see twisters shifting east, but say the jury’s still out on Northeast (Boston Globe 10/30/2018)
A waterspout turned into a brief, weak tornado Monday when it stormed ashore in the Woods Hole section of Falmouth. Two small twisters roared through Southern New England last week.
The storm activity, which comes unusually late in the year, seems ominous. Could it be the beginning of a trend in a region not really known for tornadoes?
One expert has found that tornadoes are shifting eastward but not, at this point, into the Northeast. “While the trend is upward, it’s just not [statistically] significant yet,” said Victor Gensini, a meteorology professor at Northern Illinois University. (Read more)
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