Biden surveying weather damage: Tornadoes aren’t called ‘tornadoes’ anymore

Biden surveying weather damage: Tornadoes aren’t called ‘tornadoes’ anymore

[Ed. – Or something.  As Spencer Brown says, it’s a little hard to divine exactly what POTUS was trying to communicate.]

In the course of [a] televised discussion, President Biden found himself talking about severe weather and meteorological nomenclature and it didn’t go well:

“It’s all across the country, you know, the members of Congress know from their colleagues in Congress that uh, you know, it looks like a tornado, they don’t call ’em that anymore, that hit the crops and wetlands in the middle of the country in Iowa and Nevada and I mean, it’s just across the board. And uh, you know um, as I said, we’re in this together.”

While it’s unclear exactly what the President was trying to say, it seems he is confusing a derecho that swept across the city of Nevada, Iowa in August of 2020 with not-tornado tornadoes that struck the states of Nevada and Iowa.

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