COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Water temperatures in Gulf could give advance warning of summer tornado activity
Description: Using a combination of observations and models, scientists have found a small but significant "advanced warning" signal for heightened summer tornado activity in the U.S.: warmer-than-average water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico. The knowledge has the potential to provide emergency response agencies, communities, and individuals with an early heads up that an upcoming severe weather season may be unusually active. [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 11/4/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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