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April 11, 2014 | Number of The Day
Average number of tornados in NJ each year

When we think of tornados, it usually conjures up the geography of the Great Plains — flat, unpopulated, and with nothing to stop a giant wind tunnel for miles. And that’s true. But according to the National Data Climate Center, the Great Plains is not the only place that sees a lot of tornados each year — Texas, Florida, Maryland, and the Carolinas also have more than their fair share. Even New Jersey has an average of two tornados a year, according to a report by Accuweather.com