Tornado season in Minnesota runs from early spring well into fall. Here are some things you might not know about the state's tornado history.
1. The only months during which a tornado has never touched down in Minnesota are December, January and February.
2. The deadliest tornado in Minnesota history was on April 14, 1886, hitting St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids. It killed 72 people and injured 213. The DNR says that during that tornado, 11 members of a wedding party were killed, including the groom. The bride eventually remarried.
3. The most expensive tornado disaster in Minnesota occurred May 6, 1965 when a family of tornadoes struck the western and northern Twin Cities, causing 50 million dollars in damage, without inflation adjustment from that time.
4. The largest tornado outbreak in one day in Minnesota was 48 tornadoes on June 17, 2010, hitting Wadena and many other locations -- Mentor in Polk County, near Almora in Otter Tail County, and near Albert Lea in Freeborn County. June of 2010 holds the record as the month with the most tornadoes ever -- 71.
5. A long view of the state's tornado history shows that from 1950 to 2012, a total of 1,721 tornadoes hit the state, causing 99 deaths and 1,981 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.