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Issued by NWS Nashville, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
515 PM CDT SUN JUL 19 2015

...NINE TORNADOES IN TENNESSEE DURING THE MONTH OF JULY 2015 SETS
RECORD...

THE OFFICIAL COUNTING OF TORNADOES IN THE UNITIED STATES BY THE
WEATHER BUREAU BEGAN IN 1916...BUT SERIOUS EFFORTS TO COUNT ALL
TORNADOES DID NOT START UNTIL 1950.

THIS JULY TENNESSEE HAS SEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF TORNADOES.
EIGHT OF THE JULY TORNADOES STRUCK MIDDLE TENNESSEE WHILE ONE HIT
IN EAST TENNESSEE WITH WEST TENNESSEE ESCAPING WITH NONE. THIS IS
THE MOST EVER TO HIT TENNESSEE IN THE MONTH OF JULY SINCE OFFICIAL
RECORD KEEPING BEGAN IN 1916. FORTUNATELY NO FATALITIES OCCURRED...AND
IN FACT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A TORNADO FATALITY IN THE MONTH OF
JULY IN TENNESSEE.

BELOW IS A LIST OF YEARS AND NUMBER OF TORNADOES IN THE MONTH OF
JULY IN TENNESSEE.

YEAR...NUMBER OF TORNADOES
2015...9
2014...4
2010...1
2009...2
2005...1
2000...1
1997...1
1990...1
1984...1
1980...4
1972...1
1971...1
1970...1
1967...2
1966...1
1964...1
1957...2
1956...2
1943...1
1936...2
1934...2
1920...1


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