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Top 10 States By Number Of Tornadoes, 2016 (1)
Rank State Number of tornadoes Fatalities
1 Kansas 99 0
2 Texas 90 1
3 Alabama 87 3
4 Mississippi 67 1
5 Oklahoma 55 2
6 Illinois 50 0
7 Florida 48 2
8 Nebraska 47 0
9 Iowa 46 0
10 Colorado 45 0

1) Tornadoes that cross state lines are counted in every state in which they touch down.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2008
Rank State Number of tornadoes
1 Kansas 199
2 Mississippi 169
3 Iowa 164
4 Missouri 153
5 Alabama 119
6 Georgia 113
7 Louisiana 112
8 Texas 98
9 Arkansas 94
10 Florida 90

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2009
Rank State Number of tornadoes
1 Texas 125
2 Alabama  105
3 Louisiana  102
4 Kansas  87
5 Georgia  72
6 Missouri  63
7 Colorado  58
8 Tennessee  57
9 Illinois  52
10 Mississippi  50

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2010
Rank State Number of tornadoes
1 Minnesota  145
2 Texas 105
3 Mississippi  100
4 Kansas  94
5 Missouri  80
6 Oklahoma  74
7 North Dakota  68
8 Wisconsin  68
9 Colorado  66
10 Illinois  65

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2011
Rank State Number of Tornadoes
1 Alabama 177
2 Mississippi 162
3 Texas 115
4 North Carolina 113
5 Missouri 97
6 Louisiana 86
7 Nebraska 81
8 Tennessee 80
9 Oklahoma 79
10 Arkansas 70

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP TEN STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2013 (1)
Rank State Number of tornadoes
1 Illinois 69
2 Nebraska 65
3 Texas 65
4 Kansas 58
5 Oklahoma 56
6 Missouri 54
7 Kentucky 50
8 Tennessee 43
9 Indiana 41
10 Florida 37

(1) In this table, tornadoes that cross state lines are counted as a single event in each state affected.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
TOP 10 STATES, BY NUMBER OF TORNADOES, 2014 (1)
Rank (2) State Number of tornadoes
1 Mississippi 91
2 Nebraska 87
3 Alabama 65
4 Iowa 63
4 Texas 63
6 Missouri 56
7 Colorado 54
8 Kansas 48
9 South Dakota 37
10 Georgia 35
10 Illinois 35
10 North Carolina 35

(1) Tornadoes that cross state lines are counted in every state in which they touch down.
(2) States with the same number receive the same ranking.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.

 
Top 10 States By Number Of Tornadoes, 2015 (1)
Rank State Number of tornadoes
1 Texas 228
2 Kansas 178
3 Oklahoma 111
4 Illinois 82
5 Mississippi 63
6 Colorado 52
7 Missouri 48
8 Iowa 46
9 Nebraska 38
10 North Dakota 35

(1) Tornadoes that cross state lines are counted in every state in which they touch down.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.