NEW YORK (WABC) -- It was early April when seven tornadoes crisscrossed New Jersey leaving a trail of destruction.
The severity of spring storms in the garden state is increasing, according to meteorologist Steven DiMartino with NY NJ PA Weather. He says, "not only are we starting to see them developing more frequently, but also we starting to see them becoming more intense."
In this latest episode of "Weather or Not with Lee Goldberg," Chief Meteorologist Lee Goldberg and DiMartino discuss the factors that may be contributing to more severe storms.
"The idea that I think is what's starting to evolve here is our impact on our environment... the way that we're building, the way that we're influencing the urban heat island effect," says DiMartino.
For some perspective, on average, New Jersey sees less than one tornado per decade in the month of April.
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