Texas Tech University

How 'Goldilocks conditions' spawned rare December tornado outbreak

Denise Chow and Kathryn Prociv

December 13, 2021

NBC NEWS - Experts say climate change is loading the dice for severe storms by creating the right environments and atmospheric conditions.

"We're seeing more events that are occurring off-season and occurring in different sections of the country than we traditionally expect to see tornadoes," said Christopher Weiss, a professor of atmospheric science at Texas Tech University. "That is concerning."

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