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23febAll DayFebruary 23 Tornado Events

23febAll DayTuscaloosa, AL F4 Tornado – February 23, 197515 mile path, 1 Fatality, 51 Injuries

23febAll DayCentral Florida Tornado Outbreak – February 22-23, 1998Most deadly outbreak in Florida history

More History!  Twitter Feed of Day in WX History!

#Tornado #History! #OTD (2-23) in 1975! An F4 tornado moved thru parts of Tuscaloosa Co, AL. The upper floor of a new Scottish Inn motel was "sliced off". 1 fatality. Over the entire path, 30 buildings, 11 mobile homes & 1 business destroyed. https://t.co/EyNMjO8fGX @spann #alwx

" Something Moore" wx history February 21-22,1773 "Cold Sabbath" in New England was mentioned with more research. Found more EXTREME weather down through the colonies. With spotty info tried and make a wxmap. Invite other Mets to weigh in & conjecture 🙂 https://t.co/ESMin52WUo

It was deemed "The Night of the Tornadoes" - Most deadly #tornado outbreak in Florida #history occurred during the nighttime hours of Feb 22-23, 1998. 7 tornadoes, 3 rated F3. 42 were killed. 3,000 structures damaged, 700 destroyed. https://t.co/w0KbVGsNrt @NWSMelbourne @FLMemory

On this date in 1975, several tornadoes occurred throughout Oklahoma. An F1 tornado affected Altus AFB and an F2 took a human toll in and around the town itself. Temps were surprisingly cold during the event. #okwx

#weatherpicofday A ghostly tornado passes over farm & ranchland on the bluffs lining the Platte River Valley near Bushnell NE 12 June 2017
w/ @JustonStrmRider

Feb 22-23, 1998 - 7 tornadoes struck east central #Florida. 24 people were killed in Kissimmee alone. A total of 42 people were killed. NWS Service Assessment - https://t.co/RvVA8RRmct #wxhistory

Flagstaff Airport is up to 31.6" of snow for the day as of 5pm! This eclipses the previous all-time daily record for Flagstaff of 31.0" (set in 1915)! We still have 7 more hrs to add to this record. The storm total including before midnight is 33.1" for this event so far. #azwx

2/21/1918 - A spectacular chinook wind at Granville, ND, caused the temp to spurt from a morning low of -33F to an afternoon high of 50F. @weather_history @NWSBismarck @justmaxmueller @ReedTimmerAccu @JimCantore @spann @ian_leonard @kev13_wx @AWhitmyer @NCouz @SSchnellbach_WX

Glasgow, MT has experienced the 3rd coldest February-to-date this year. A full 20 degrees warmer than 1936. Just goes to show you how extreme February of 1936 actually was. @NWSGlasgow #MTwx

The Mississippi Delta #Tornado Outbreak occurred Feb 21-22, 1971. 19 tornadoes across 9 states. 123 killed. 1600 injuries. 2 twisters rated F4 & one F5. Inverness, MS was completely leveled. 10 people from one family died in Waverly, LA. Detailed summary: https://t.co/5EPcOxsGH0

1869 was an exceptionally warm February for the UK. This little passage from the observers notes paints the scene in Lincolnshire very nicely. Operation #weatherrescue will help us better understand the meteorology of this remarkable month https://t.co/kiSyEgVfyy

#OTD in 1989, severe storms, ahead of a strong cold front spawned three tornadoes in the Palmetto State. EF0 tornadoes were reported in Chesterfield and Dillon counties, and an EF1 caused damage to structures in Lexington County. Two days later, it snowed. #scwxhistory

#OTD (2-20) in 1937! An estimated F3 #tornado moved 32 miles from near Ozark, MO to near Marshfield. There were 11 injuries, 0 fatalities. At least a dozen homes & 2 brick school destroyed. Sources: @sigtor2019, @_newspapers https://t.co/HE6sKOGJNT #mowx #history

An aircraft reached a 801-mph ground speed while flying over Pennsylvania Monday night. That's because it was aided by a 200-plus mph tailwind in the jet stream: https://t.co/HB6y9sBLRp

2/19/1884 - ENIGMA OUTBREAK: 60 tornadoes in the SE U.S., killed more than 400 and caused $3 million in damage. GA/SC/NC were hit the hardest. @spann @TomNiziol @AccuFrank @StormHour @JimCantore @WeatherMatrix @tornado_talk @USTornadoes @sigtor2019 @StuOstro @ReedTimmerAccu

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