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Tornadoes avoid county in 2012
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While the nation as a whole saw an overall quiet year for tornadoes in 2012, the Volunteer State did not go along with the plan.According to Bobby Boyd of the National Weather Service Nashville Bureau, there were 34 tornadoes in Tennessee in 2012. There were 936 tornadoes across the United States, which is below the national average.The state number is significantly higher than the 21 tornadoes Tennessee sees on average, meaning the state had 13 more tornadoes than it would during an average year. Boyd said the average is based on the years 1981 to 2010.The average does not include 2011, which set records around the country.