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There were 7 tornadoes in the Phoenix area in 2019, the most in nearly 50 years, records show

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Posted at 6:11 AM, Jan 08, 2020

PHOENIX — Across the country, 2019 was a year of extreme weather across the country and the Phoenix area was no exception.

We saw more tornadoes here in Central Arizona last year than we have in nearly 50 years.

Seven confirmed tornadoes hit the greater Phoenix area, putting 2019 in second place for the most on record in any given year.

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Only 1972 had more than last year, with 10 confirmed tornadoes.

The National Weather Service also provided a list of the locations and details about each of 2019's confirmed tornadoes, all happening in Maricopa or Pinal counties.