Published on Dec 11, 2012
Yesterday's EF-1 tornado in Edgewater was the first EF-1 or higher rated tornado in that area since Aug 2008.
The Volusia County Property Appraiser's office said Tuesday that the tornado caused more than $1.5 million in damages to 90 homes, destroying five. The National Weather Service estimates winds reached up to 110 mph.
In July of this year we had a near-record LOW tornado count. A tornado DROUGHT.
2012: 24 tornadoes (preliminarily as of July 30)
1950/51: 23 tornadoes (record low)
Average: 110 tornadoes
Average in July 110 tornadoes. This year we had 24. I've been saying that I suspect that backlash from that to come during the winter time with freakish weather and such because things are apparently way off balance from the norm.