Why doesn't Michigan have tornadoes?

Michigan does have tornadoes. On average Michigan gets about 15 tornadoes per year, but most are weak in will receive little attention beyond local news. The last tornado in Michigan to be covered by the national news was an EF3 that caused significant damage in the town of Dexter on March 15, 2012. The worst tornado in Michigan's history was an F5 that struck the north side of Flint on June 8, 1953, killing 116 people.