New York isn’t thought of as tornado-prone, but our state has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950. Twelve of them have caused loss of life. New York has averaged about nine tornadoes a year since the mid-1990s, when technological improvements and greater public awareness led to better detection of the storms. Click here to view a detailed list of tornado activity.
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Green dots – tornado touch-down points
Red dots – Fatal tornado touch-down points
Source: The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center