04/29/2014 04:53 pm ET

Despite Spate Of Tornadoes, 2014 On Track For Low Total

Even with the deadly spate of tornadoes spawned this weekend, 2014 is still on pace to see one of the lowest recorded counts for a tornado season, scientists say. That it comes on the heels of one of the busiest seasons on records just a few years earlier is part of a trend in extreme variability that researchers are examining in an effort to determine the cause, including the potential influence of climate change.

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