|Tornadoes cannot exist without the clouds and moisture to help build them.|
(Picture from this summer in the Midwest)
|Many of the storm systems in late half of 2012 affected Canada thanks to a ridge of high pressure.|
This year's 1,116 tornadoes is well below the 6-year-average tornado count. The yearly tornado average is right around 1,530. During 2008, the tornado count hit 2,194- a record. And even though two tropical systems affected North Florida during 2012, tornadoes did not accompany what are usually tornadic producing systems.
|The 2012 year ranks in the bottom 25th percentile for tornado production.|