AccuWeather.com's Severe Weather Week

February 25, 2012; 6:17 AM ET
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AccuWeather.com's Severe Weather Week, Feb. 19-25, 2012, will give you all the information you need to prepare for severe weather this year.

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 AccuWeather.com's Severe Weather Center, which is a one-stop resource for watches and warnings, threat maps, severe weather discussions and expert videos from AccuWeather.com meteorologists.

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This Day In Weather History

Matecumbe Key, FL (1935)
Labor Day Hurricane hit Florida. Pressure at Matecumbe Key dipped to 26.35"/892.3 mb. Most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with 200-mph wind. Tide of 15 feet; 408 dead.

Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.

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"Independence Hurricane"