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Kansas tornado facts from 2010

There were 88 tornadoes in Kansas last year, making it the 15th most active year in state history. Most of the tornadoes were weak, however. Only one, in Kingman County on May 10, earned as much as an EF2 rating.

No deaths and no injuries were blamed on tornadoes in Kansas last year.

Tornadoes touched down on 21 days, including 15 tornadoes on May 10. You may remember that day for the swarm of national media attention focused on Kansas because forecasters had predicted a significant outbreak. It never quite materialized – at least with the intensity anticipated.

The first tornado of 2010 came on April 24 in Kearny County, the last on Sept. 25 in Comanche County.

This photo of twin tornadoes was taken northeast of Hoxie on June 11 by John Scott and shared courtesy of the National Weather Service.

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