's Severe Weather Week

February 25, 2012; 6:17 AM ET
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Above-Normal Tornadoes Expected in 2012

From the deadliest aspects of severe weather to the difference between watches and warnings and important safety tips to follow during severe weather outbreaks, we will have the best information to help keep you and your family safe this year.


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Be sure to check out's Severe Weather Center, which is a one-stop resource for watches and warnings, threat maps, severe weather discussions and expert videos from meteorologists.


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Florida (1876)
Snow fell for 5 minutes in South Florida in the Ft. Myers area.

Eastern Maine (1964)
Down east blizzard 12-18" snow, accompanied by 60 mph winds; 8' drifts. Record snow from Detroit to Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA 8.5" snow, most for date Akron-Canton, OH 24" snowstorm Dec. 1-2 - biggest snowstorm on record Detroit, MI Record 19.2" snow paralyzed city.

Ohio, Ontario (1996)
A line of severe thunder storms moved across the state. In Cleveland, OH there was a 60 mph wind gust. An 18-foot tractor trailer was blown over on I-77 in Richfield, OH. In Guelph, ON a wind gust lifted the roof of a gym, where a church group was playing basketball. Residents of one neighborhood saw a car spinning on its grill like a top.

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