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16decAll DayDecember 16 Tornado Events

16decAll DayTuscaloosa, AL F4 Tornado – December 16, 200018 mile path, 11 Fatalities, 144 injuries

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Dec. 16, 1835: Bitter cold temps and a fire was a deadly combination in New York City. #wxhistory @TomMoorewx -> https://t.co/Km3klrOmoW

Today (December 16), Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years - and you might even be able to see it without a telescope. ☄️👁🔭 Read more: https://t.co/mtmSN0AgBw 👓

Image via Virtual Telescope Project. 📸

#OTD in 2011: Large Kelvin-Helmholtz waves were seen near Birmingham, Alabama. #wxhistory
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On December 15, 1893, tornadoes hit near Magnolia, south of Camden, and at Cotton Plant. In all, five people were killed. Several homes in each place were damaged or destroyed. Other severe thunderstorms caused damage at Warren and North Little Rock.
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#OTD in 2005: Freezing rain and ice pellets fell throughout portions of the southeast U.S. The accumulation of ice caused power outages from northern #GA northward through the western Carolinas. #wxhistory
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#OTD (12-14) in 1971: An F2 #tornado had a skipping path of 49 mi. thru parts of SW MO. Several farm buildings destroyed S of Billings. Trailer park hit near Republic. Near Springfield, 2 mobile homes destroyed with 1 fatality. Damage at the airport. https://t.co/hXo4j6AfGW #mowx

#OTD in 2010: An EF2 #tornado struck downtown Aumsville, Oregon. The tornado injured two along the estimated 5-mile path. #wxhistory

#OTD in 1959, several inches of snow fell across much of central and eastern NM. ABQ measured 8.9 inches during this event which is the 3rd highest snowfall amount on record for the city: #nmwx #wxhistory

The last human's view from the surface of the #Moon so far, a post EVA-3 window pan by Jack Schmitt, Apollo 17, 46 years ago #Today https://t.co/QzZ4V359eN

This is one many would like to forget, but today marks the anniversary of the "Gridlock Storm" of 2007.

This freeze hit five years (to the day) after the freeze of 1957 & was the third impact freeze in the state of Florida. An impact freeze is a freeze so severe it kills mature & young citrus trees, & causes economic losses. It also prompted growers to replant farther south.

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”1962 #TBT - A severe Florida freeze occurred. Morning lows reached 18°F at Tampa & 12°F at Jacksonville. It was the coldest December ...

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Gotta say, it's not too late to order a copy or two of "Weather: An Illustrated History - from Cloud Atlases to Climate Change" for the #WXhistory or #climatescience buffs around you! Happy to send inscribed notes to stick inside. https://t.co/Vu5aRXbfrT

Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change | IndieBound.org

"Beautifully illustrated . . . Think of this book like dining on tapas, boasting savory flavors, some unexpected, that constitute a satisfying whole."...

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December 13th, 1967 - Light snow fell in southern California, including a trace reported in San Deigo. #wxhistory

#OTD in 1967, a trace of snow falls on #Flagstaff, #AZ. By the 20th, they were buried under 84.6 inches. #wxhistory https://t.co/HUrDdZVTuq

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