Tornado on the plains

Speaking of Tornadoes...

Last month, I was asked to appear on Kansas City’s public radio station, KCUR, to discuss whether Tornado Alley had become a thing of the past because we have seen so few tornadoes in Kansas and the Southern Plains (at least, in comparison to historical averages) in recent years.

The request was in response to a story I wrote for the Kansas Leadership Center’s Journal magazine about why we are seeing fewer tornadoes in the Sunflower State these days. Is it a short-term lull or a sign of a shifting climate? History suggests it is just the latest of the periodic lulls that come along every now and then.

My advice is to enjoy it as long as it lasts.

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