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Weather Talk: On average, 1,200 twisters touch down in US annually

Published 04/30/2014, INFORUM

It is estimated that about 1,200 tornadoes touch down somewhere in the U.S. each year, on average. There are about 60 deaths per year, on average, attributable to these 1,200 tornadoes, meaning there is about one death for every 20 tornadoes.

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