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NOAA: 2012 tornado activity below average in the U.S.


The U.S. experienced 886 tornadoes in 2012 (courtesy: Jennifer Wasyliw Gasmo)
The U.S. experienced 886 tornadoes in 2012 (courtesy: Jennifer Wasyliw Gasmo)

Staff writers

January 1, 2013 — After a hectic start to the year, tornado activity in 2012 was below average, according to NOAA.

Despite a tornado outbreak that tore across the central U.S. in April, NOAA says that tornado activity was below average in the country last year.

Between January 9 and November 30, 2012, the U.S. saw approximately 886 tornadoes -- 400 less than what would have occurred during a "normal" year.

2011 was a "mirror opposite" of 2012, with 400 more tornadoes than average.



 


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