Tennessee Tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
202 AM CST FRI JAN 4 2013

...TENNESSEE TORNADOES IN 2012 ABOVE ANNUAL AVERAGE...

IN 2012 THERE WERE 34 TORNADOES IN TENNESSEE...WHICH IS 13 ABOVE
THE ANNUAL AVERAGE OF 21 TORNADOES BASED ON DATA FROM 1981 TO
2010. IN 2012 THE MONTH OF MARCH HAD THE LARGEST NUMBER OF
TORNADOES WITH 20. FATALITIES FROM TORNADOES IN 2012 TOTALED 3
WHICH IS 2 BELOW THE ANNUAL AVERAGE OF 5 FATALITIES BASED ON DATA
FROM 1981 TO 2010.

THE YEAR WITH LARGEST NUMBER OF TORNADOES WAS 2011 WHEN 113
TORNADOES STRUCK TENNESSEE. THERE WERE 34 FATALITIES IN 2011.

THE YEAR WITH THE MOST FATALITIES FROM TORNADOES WAS 1952 WHEN 70
PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY 22 TORNADOES...MOSTLY IN WEST TENNESSEE.

IN 1974 THERE WERE 57 TORNADOES WITH 47 FATALITIES. FIFTY FIVE OF
THE TORNADOES OCCURRED DURING THE SUPER OUTBREAK ON APRIL 3RD WHEN
46 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN TENNESSEE. THERE WERE OVER 300 PEOPLE
KILLED NATIONWIDE FROM 140 TORNADOES ON APRIL 3RD AND 4TH 1974
DURING THE SUPER OUTBREAK.

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BOYD



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