Tornado season is never-ending. With funnel clouds now touching down in nearly every corner of the nation, any prevailing sense of calm is coming into question. Changing climate dynamics and unsettled weather patterns continue to stump seasoned meteorologists. Even with advances in radar detection, densely populated areas remain at the mercy of these killer storms. During the New Years’ holiday, residents of Georgia ended a tumultuous 2021 with series of rare super cell tornadoes. Cyclones are not new developments in the Deep South. But storms of this magnitude and nature rarely take place away from the High Plains states. Unfortunately, this shifting trend of destructive tornadoes is unlikely to change. Mitigating powerful storms with trusted tornado protection is the only certainty during the era of climate change.
Exceedingly rare in nature, January tornadoes occur when atmospheric conditions enter into what is known as “Goldilocks zone.” Updrafts and swirling rotations must work in perfect unison to achieve a tightly-woven funnel cloud. These types of storms produce little precipitation, which is particularly ominous. It’s almost as if Mother Nature produces such storms for the sheer prospect of destruction to drought stricken areas that must now contend with the most recent wake of destruction. These low precipitation events coincide with colliding unstable air masses and a series of unlikely conditions yield a volatile atmospheric reaction.
“If there is too much precipitation, it can cut off the warm air going into the updraft which fuels the storm,” Nelson said. “Too little precipitation and you lose mechanisms that create rotation near the ground and potentially a tornado.”Steve Nelson, NWS. Source: CNN.com
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Tornadoes continue to grow in strength and severity. With cities and surrounding metros continuing to grow, densely populated areas and tornado strikes will become the new nexus of climate change’s impact on the American landscape. New evidence also suggest that “Tornado Alley” is now shifting from the Midwest to the Southern United States. Invariably, more destruction and carnage will befallen these storm wearied neighborhoods. Further perplexing scientists is the propensity of these storms to strike in the dead of night. Just why do these killer storms seem to only happen after residents transition to their most vulnerable state? They say Mother Nature seems to have a mind of her own, and we can’t help but wonder if this old adage is true. Steel engineered safe rooms provide optimal tornado protection for vulnerable areas. While advanced storm detection remains years away, the science behind a quality manufactured above-ground is ahead of its time and remains indisputable. Our storm shelters offer superior tornado protection by undergoing a battery of tests from third party engineers that bent on bending these steel welds. No matter what the engineers threw at the solid structures, our storm shelters stood firm.