Marco de la Rosa, analyst and expert on climate matters, explained that tornadoes are due to a climate transition.
MAZATLAN. – When spring arrives, tornadoes are very frequent in the United States, however, in Mexico they are rarely observed phenomena despite being the neighboring country.
And yes, although the climate in Mexico does not favor this situation, it is also a land of tornadoes.
According to Marco de la Rosa, analyst and expert on climate matters, these phenomena can also form in Sinaloa, and all thanks to a climate transition that not only our country is experiencing, but the whole world.
“In Sinaloa can there be tornadoes? Of course, they do and they are becoming more frequent, it is part of a climate transition process that we are going through.”
Since 2014, about 200 have been reported throughout the country and in 2015 a category 3 was recorded in Ciudad Acuña that killed 14 people.
In 2018, Sinaloa registered one, it passed through the municipalities of Navolato and Culiacán, causing fear and admiration from citizens. But this is not the first one that is known, in 1960, Mazatlan had the presence of one.
What can be done before a tornado?
The expert explained that nothing can be done because the appearance of these meteorological phenomena is being caused by climate change and the greenhouse effect, damage that has already been done, so that probably in a few years the tornadoes will be recorded with more frequently in our state.
“Is it part of the greenhouse effect, of climate change? Yes, can we do something? No. We are going to have to go through that transition, hopefully, they will never be as aggressive as the United States.”
What weather favors tornadoes?
For a tornado to form, a series of weather conditions are needed: cold air and currents in one direction and warm air and currents in another direction, which is known as a shear.
All these conditions occur mostly in the United States, the so-called ” tornado alley “, especially in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, part of Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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