Do tornadoes occur in the desert? It may sound like a trick question, but the answer is yes. According to the Storm Prediction Center, Arizona has recorded more than 230 tornadoes since 1952. That means the state averages about four reported tornadoes each year.
Patronato San Xavier has pumped around $10 million into the restoration of Mission San Xavier del Bac, southwest of Tucson. The church, built from 1783 to 1797, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963.