The Tornados in the Midwest and South

I am really sympathizing with the individuals and families that have lost family members and homes in the recent spate of tornadoes.  The National Weather Service has reported that this occurrence was the worst single day of tornadoes in recorded weather history.  Last year here were also a number of terrible tornadoes.  There was a town in Missouri that lost almost 25% of its homes.  I would guess that the town is still in a recovery mode.  I thought that there was a miracle that occurred when a child was found alive in a field.  The child has since succumbed to injuries incurred during the storm.  This if the first few times that I have heard of E4 tornadoes.  The sustained winds are over 150 MPH in some instances.  The Wizard of Oz this is not. 

My immediate question is what is causing these powerful storms? I have heard that global warming could be a cause.  In fact, here in Philadelphia, we have had a very mild winter.  In Baltimore, they had more 50 degree days in February than anyone in recent memory.  Fossil fuel usage could be causing this also.  We are very dependent as a society on fossil fuels and we could be reaping the benefits/results of this.  There were a series of advance warning systems implemented that saved lives in these storms.  It was also recounted that it was a blessing that the tornadoes didn't occur in Nashville or Atlanta.  God Bless those that have departed and Godspeed in the recovery process to those that lost treasures and the American Dream.  Many have already said that they will rebuild. 

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