2016 marks year with fewest tornadoes in Tennessee since 2007

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 2016 marked the year with the fewest tornadoes in Tennessee since 2007, according to the National Weather Service in Nashville.

A total of 11 tornadoes touched down in the Volunteer State in 2016.

Nine out of the 11 tornadoes reported occurred south of Interstate 40.

The strongest tornado happened on November 30 when an EF-3 tornado hit Polk County, killing two.

A majority of tornadoes touched down either on March 31, or during the severe weather event which began on Tuesday, November 29 and ended before sunrise on Wednesday, November 30.