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For the first time in over a century Niagara Falls froze over this winter.
The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is partially frozen after temperatures in the area dropped to -2F
Lake Michigan was over 90% ice covered this winter – another record.
According to Steven Goddard the US just endured the coldest winter in 102 years.
So far this year the US has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since 1915. No one has died this year by a tornado.
A cold start to 2014 kicked off a quiet tornado season this year, which has seen the fewest twisters since 1915, according to preliminary National Weather Service (NWS) reports.
Notably, no one has died in a tornado so far this year — which represents another record in the modern tornado-tracking era, which started in 1950.
Through April 21, the United States had reported just 20 EF-1 tornadoes, said Harold Brooks, a senior researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla. “My best guess is that this is the slowest start since 1915, and maybe even 1900,” he said.
The average number of EF-1 tornados by this point in the year is 157, according to NWS statistics. Tornadoes are ranked on the “Enhanced Fujita” or EF damage scale, with 0 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. The number of EF-1 tornadoes is a better way to compare each season than the number of EF-0 tornadoes, Brook said. That’s because the number of EF-1 twisters has consistently hovered between 500 to 600 yearly for the past 60 years, while the weaker EF-0 tornadoes varied tremendously, from 50 to about 800 per year, he said.