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Shawn Gossman

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We usually get 1 or 2 a year in my county (Massac County, Illinois). On average. Usually they’re very weak but sometimes can be strong (such as the Deadly Brookport tornado)

How about you all? How often does your area see tornadoes?
 

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In my county, they are rare, roughly one every 20 years. Montmorency County, Michigan doesn't often see severe weather. We get more often by derechos than tornadoes.

[EDIT] The northwest corner of the county was warned with the tornado that hit Gaylord at the end of May, but no damage was reported and DNR firefighters didn't report a sighting while battling the "Blue Lakes Fire", though it did cross the area. It is a VERY rural area, the least populated area of an already rural county.

Edited to add information and fix a couple of spelling errors.
 
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We got a derecho in 2009 that was so bad that there are still trees down from it.

It was a powerful storm. In my opinion, it was way more destructive than a tornado but very widespread.
 

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My County is weird. Long term average we have a tornado every 1-2 years. Usually ever year we have a few tornado warnings. However, our tornadoes seem to come in cycles. From 2014-2019 my county did not have a tornado, although neighboring counties had them. Then in 2020 my County got 4 confirmed tornadoes in one day.

Here are some interesting cycles
1993-1999 every year we had a tornado in my county. 1994, 1995 and 1998 were very active as my county had multiple tornadoes.
2002-2004- Tornado activity picked back up again
2005-2007 a quite period
2008-2014 ever year we had a tornado. 2010, 2011, and 2012 featured multiple tornadoes.
 
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