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18janAll DayJanuary 18 Tornado Events

18janAll DayCorey, LA F3 Tornado – January 18, 197310 mile path, 1 Fatality, 2 Injuries

More History!  Twitter Feed of Day in WX History!

On this day in January 1847, HMS Modeste was completely frozen over in the Columbia River at Ft Vancouver, Washington and would be so until at least after the first week of February 1847. No systematic temperature readings but some days likely well below 0 F.

#OTD (1-17) in 1999! A devastating F4 #tornado moved 16 mi. thru south Jackson, TN. 200+ homes destroyed. Severe damage at the Hollywood Shopping Center. The building that houses school buses for the county was destroyed. There were 6 fatalities. https://t.co/hhROxLIUVT #tnwx

January 17, 1994, #OTD 25(!!!) years ago, the relatively moderate M6.7 Northridge earthquake ripped the fabric of southern California. Many in LA now weren’t alive for the last one. Are you prepared for the next one? #shifthappens

#weatherpicofday current largest tornado record holder: 2.6 mile wide El Reno OK Tornado 31 May 2013 w/ @JustonStrmRider
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#WedgeWednesday

A Look Back at the Bitterly Cold End of December 1863 through the Early Part of January 1864 https://t.co/IY8ioLR0Jl #weather #DYK #cold #winter #STEM @scottdoering2

Nine years since the M7.0 12 January 2010 Haiti earthquake shattered Port-au-Prince. As a rule, the media conveys an inflated impression of eq damage, but this one really was that bad.

Today marks the 131st anniversary of the Children's Blizzard. The StoryMap will guide you through events, personal stories and the significance of the blizzard that ravaged the Northern Plains #OTD in 1888: https://t.co/eqI2tQa1xH
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Mayors and snowstorms can be toxic !! Exactly 40 years ago, Chicago was hit by a "surprise " January blizzard ... and things didn't end well for Mayor Michael Bilandic.
The subject of "Something Moore" wx. history article for Weather Concierge this week!
https://t.co/wkPSLPER5S

68 Years Ago Today: California Tornadoes
Two tornadoes occurred on this day in 1951, both were later rated F2 and both caused damage, some of it extensive in Santa Clara County, CA. One hit in the Sunnvale area & another in San Jose.

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#OldPhotoFriday - April 6, 1919 #Tornado near Elmwood, NE. Photo by G.B. Pickwell. The photo is in 2 parts because Pickwell was so close to the tornado that it wouldn't fit into the field of his camera. Via the April 1919 Monthly Weather Review. https://t.co/VipsMj0VVJ @ametsoc

#OTD in 1918: An estimated F3 #tornado brought significant damage to the town of Webb, #AL. The tornado leveled a rural school, killing the teacher and 7 students. (Note: Historical Marker date is an error) https://t.co/lK56K35w27 #wxhistory

#OTD in 1949, high temps across the state ranged from the low 70's to mid-'80s, and many of these observations still hold as the record max temp for January 11. The average temperature of 53.6°F for January 1949 makes it the 5th warmest January on record since 1895. #scwxhistory

McComb-Pinola, MS F4 #Tornado – Jan 10, 1975! Path of 47 miles! 88 homes, 80 apartment units, 30 businesses destroyed in McComb (Pike Co.). 2 National Guard Armories heavily damaged. 7 homes destroyed in Lincoln Co. 9 fatalities and 200+ injuries. https://t.co/Plb4N48XBH #mswx

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