There have been more tornadoes so far this year compared to the same time period during the extremely active 2011, according to a recent story on

According to graphs provided by the Storm Prediction Center, there were 379 preliminary tornado reports through March 25 in 2012. Compared to past years, this is a very busy start to the severe weather and tornado season.

There were a total of 154 tornadoes from January through March of 2011. The three-year average number of tornadoes in January, February and March add up to 124.

The March 2, 2012 tornado outbreak was the biggest of 2012 with 132 tornado reports and at least 61 confirmed tornadoes so far.

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