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|Cleveland, OH F2 Tornado – August 20, 1962 (10 Mile Path, 3 Fatalities, 10+ Injuries)|
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This Day in Weather History contains significant weather and disaster events for the USA and the world.
Almost forgot to post, since I was travelling today... Virtually every year on this date, I mention the Great Louisiana Hurricane of 1812, that I have studied extensively, including using British logs. I now think it was perhaps a cat 4 at landfall.
ICYMI There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. The image that you can see below shows Prince George at 9:10 a.m (sunrise is at 5:55 a.m.) #envhist #climhist #wildfires https://t.co/eyA1R7jD1O
Williamsville-Beason, IL EF3 #Tornado – Aug 19, 2009! Developed on west side of Williamsville, just west of I-55 - An antique mall was destroyed. Path length = 24+ mi. There were 19 injuries. 2 houses were demolished on Lester Road. Max wind 140mph. https://t.co/aMrfHGo63j #ilwx
Milky Way shines above lightning illuminated inner eyewall of CAT 4 Hurricane Harvey over Rockport TX 2017
2.6 mile diameter widest recorded tornado in El Reno OK 2013
On this date in 1991, Hurricane Bob made landfall in Rhode Island as a Category 2 #hurricane. 15 fatalities and ~3 billion dollars in 2018 USD.
#OTD 128 Years ago, 3 F3 tornadoes touched down in Northeast PA. One hit Susquehanna County, killing two people. One tracked from Columbia County into Luzurne County. And another one hit Wilkes-Barre, killing 16 people. https://t.co/6mwFSjlnCK
#OTD in 1896: A waterspout occurred off Martha's Vineyard, #MA. @BostonGlobe -> https://t.co/ZyASVfFRy0 #wxhistory
On this day in 1931, the Yangtze River in China peaks during a horrible flood that kills 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months. This was perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century.
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Smoke from the #BCwildfire moving east into #Alberta. This is what 4 pm in Slave Lake, AB looks like. #slavelakeAB #prayforrain #BCfires
Tornado season in the U.S. is like a wave that forms in the gulf, crashes over the mid-west, then rolls back to the sea. Learn how to #map seasonal #tornado migration using data from the @NOAA Storm Prediction Center https://t.co/Qnal3UPEmz #DATAPALOOZA
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In 1969, Hurricane Camille made landfall on the Mississippi coastline, killing 256 and causing 1.3 billion dollars in damage. #MSwx
#Tornado #History! Numerous tornadoes occurred from Aug 15-17, 1985 due to the remnants of Hurricane Danny. On Aug 17, one moved 9 mi. from NW Spartanburg, SC to near Pacolet River. 9 homes & 38 mobile homes were destroyed. There were 39 injuries. https://t.co/sWjnve4uYH #scwx
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In August Of 1983 Hurricane Alicia Ravaged the Texas Coast
#OTD in 1994, thunderstorms from the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm Beryl produced 23 tornadoes across the state, including three rare F3 tornadoes; two that touched down in Lexington. This event is one of the largest tornado outbreaks in the state. #scwxhistory #wxhistory