Top U.S. tornado videos of 2012
2012 was a quiet year for tornadoes. Really, it was as quiet as it gets. When using inflation adjusted numbers, 2012 is on track to go down as one of the least productive in the modern record (dating back to the 1950s). But, there were still tornadoes, and tornado videos. Some pretty intense ones too! Below is a sample of the best. I’ve chosen one video from each of the main outbreaks that were widely videoed in 2012, as several videos from each event could have made the list.
There were a number of close calls for this post, and ones arguably deserving a mention, like this EF-2 in Wyoming in June. A few lower-level tornadoes have been included, either because of their location or unusual nature. Feel free to chime in with anything you feel should have been given mention!
February 28, 2012 – EF-0 near Stapleton, Nebraska – by Scott Hammel
…Only February tornado on record in Nebraska…
March 15, 2012 – EF-3 in Dexter, Michigan – by Nick Nolte
May 19, 2012 – EF-3 near Rago, Kansas – by Mike Theiss
June 1, 2012 – EF-1 (originally a supercell waterspout) in Hampton, Virginia – by DLRY
June 22, 2012 – EF-2 in southwest South Dakota (4 miles north of Ardmore) – by TornadoVideosdotnet
September 5, 2012 – EF-2 near Corning, Arkansas – by bobo01998
September 8, 2012 – EF-0 (originally a supercell waterspout) near Breezy Point, New York – by David Capellini
December 10, 2012 – EF-1 near Edgewater, Florida – by Drew Cavanaugh
December 25, 2012 – EF-2 in Mobile, Alabama – via Daniel True
This post was updated on December 30, 2012 to include a tornado from the Christmas Day 2012 Outbreak.
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