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originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: Byrd
I was wandering (being new to the US) are they unusual for this time of year though?
Severe storms across the southern US aren't actually all that unusual through the winter. What makes this one a bit more unusual is that we have an El Nino weather pattern in play. It lets the warmer, moister weather creep a bit further north than it would otherwise be at this time of year. El Nino patterns are also creating greater atmospheric instability with the jet streams being out of place from where they normally are.
This is more of an early springtime pattern, but the El Nino is creating it in an unseasonable manner. Expect more of this over the course of the next 6 months or so as the El Nino dissipates.
originally posted by: Layaly
Oh Christ I am watching the news pls stay safe it looks aweful .. they said already 8 people were killed