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Associated Press, Published December 27 2010

Minnesota led nation for tornadoes in 2010

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota led the nation for having the most tornadoes in 2010.

According to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, the state had 145 tornadoes. The state with the second highest total was Texas, which had 105 tornadoes.

The Albert Lea Tribune reports that the figures aren't official until they are reviewed next year by the National Climate Data Center, but they aren't likely to change enough to bump Minnesota.

Wisconsin tied for sixth place with 68 twisters.

Forty-eight tornadoes were spotted in the state June 17, making it the day with the most tornadoes in Minnesota history. Turns out that day had the most tornadoes for the entire country, with 115.

Minnesota totaled 24 tornadoes in 2009 and 43 in 2008.

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Information from: Albert Lea Tribune, http://www.albertleatribune.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.