Tornados and climate change

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  1. Duncan

    Duncan Junior Member

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    So I just survived the Tornado here at Lennox Head. These types of weather events in Northern NSW Australia are very rare to say the least.

    Does anyone believe that tornados and waterspouts will become more common and severe due to climate change and increased CO2 in the atmosphere ?

    Can we realisticaly relate these events to increased CO2. Im not sure if you can, but I believe ocean temperatures play a big part in driving these sorts of systems which originated out of an intense low pressure system ?

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  2. tomintaz.

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    Dunoon Multi-Votex TORNADO 26th Oct. 2007.

    Hi Duncan..

    I was at working at the PRI (The Channon) 2kms away from Dunoon when this one hit in 2007. While i was in the Northern Rivers between 2006/08 there were reports of *plenty of other twisters when all those severe HAIL storms come through in a 5 mth. period. I think the weather is changing mate - very rapidly - NO QUESTION !! it's not rare ANYMORE - and i recon we're all going to see an increase of weather patterns like this everywhere !!

    check it out. "absolutely WILD MATE"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SD_OzpQaU8&feature=related

    and another view of Dunoon Twister

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atL0UeMVqEM&feature=related
     
  3. gardenlen

    gardenlen Group for banned users

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    equating water spouts to climate change (which is all a furphy) sounds like fear hype to me. and the rest of it comes under scare tactics.

    i have a friend lives with views of moreton bay back in the 1990's he told of watching them through binnoculars at various times they where never reported because hey they didn't come to shore and reek havoc, you see the havoc rule is what the media want not simple truths. ken brown used to be a weather presenter in brisbane he reported on them as side interests many times say they can occur and generally do little or no damage.

    lennox head is a rarity that one may never see again in their lifetime but they will occur someplace sometime.

    isn't this the time of the year NSW gets violent storms most come from the west?

    back in the 80's i think there was a twister came down through parts of mt coot-tha and down to st lucia and indooroopilly, they happen on land as well, i'm sure there have been others as well.

    me if i lived there i'd be building a stronger house or move, the stronger house sounds more desirable.

    len
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up Len - I was starting to get worried.
     

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