One Forecast Predicts High Tornado Risk for Texas, But Dallas-Fort Worth Meteorologists Aren't Convinced

AccuWeather is predicting Texas may be at risk of experiencing more tornadoes this year, but Dallas-Fort Worth meteorologists aren't so sure about the forecast. The forecast claims parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska will have "a higher potential for tornadoes and severe weather more frequently" than normal in the past three years, according to AccuWeather's lead long-range meteorologist Paul Pastelok. AccuWeather also predicts the U.S. will have 1,075 tornadoes in 2019 — 9 percent more than the 987 tornadoes in 2018, but lower than normal. An average of 1,253 tornadoes occur in the U.S. every year, including 155 in Texas, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.But some meteorologists in Dallas-Fort Worth have been quick to dispute AccuWeather’s forecast, pointing out that tornadoes are difficult enough to predict when they're hours, let alone months, away.   Continue reading...

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