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17octAll DayOctober 17 Tornado Events

17octAll DayScott and Newton County, MS EF3 Tornado – October 17, 201214.36 Mile Path, 0 Fatalities, 1 Injury

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And...here's a quick comparison of 43 years of progress from GOES-1 (10/16/1975 launch) to GOES-16. First images! #scwx #gawx #caewx

اعصار قمعي في جربه #تونس 🌪❗️
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#Tornado Tunisia 🇹🇳#

Oct. 16, 1975, NOAA’s first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It was designated GOES-1 once operational. #wxhistory
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#OTD in 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall just west of the North Carolina/South Carolina border, slightly northeast of Myrtle Beach. The intensity of the winds at landfall was estimated at 130 mph (based on pressure), a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. #scwxhistory

#OTD in 1880: A violent blizzard with 70 mph winds, 10-20' snow drifts devastated #MN, #ND, and #SD. This marked the beginning of the Long Winter. #wxhistory https://t.co/Wvb4UZbpBC

54 years ago today, Isbell passed between the Dry Tortugas and Key West as a category 3 #hurricane. The Lower Florida Keys were affected by hurricane-force wind gusts and high waves. #flwx #KeyWest #FloridaKeys #hurricanehistory

The long and winding adventure of Hurricane #Leslie has finally come to a close. Over its 22.25 day existence as a coherent cyclone, it largely spun harmlessly over open ocean. It ultimately impacted #Portugal as an extratropical cyclone, producing wind gusts upwards of 110mph.

#OTD (10-14) in 1909! As many as twelve, estimated F2 or stronger #tornadoes impacted Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. These tornadoes killed about 40 people. Stantonville and Pittsburg Landing, TN were among the hardest hit locations. #wxhistory #alwx #tnwx #gawx

Remnants of Hurricane Norma produced heavy rainfall to Texas and Oklahoma on Oct 13-14th, 1981. A total of 13 tornadoes were reported as well. #wxhistory https://t.co/o0lU7dBGp2

It's the only F5/EF5 on record during the month of October: The Oct 14, 1966 Belmond, IA #Tornado. The twister hit just minutes after the high school's homecoming parade. 109 homes, 75 businesses destroyed. There were 6 fatalities, 150+ injuries. https://t.co/bdSHvL8Iuv #iawx

#OTD in 1941: America's first televised weather forecast was broadcast on New York's WNBT (later WNBC). #wxhistory https://t.co/I8RPogGO1z

It’s Columbus Day, and we all know what that means! For weather nerds, it's time to remember the biggest, baddest storm in Pacific Northwest history. Check out this presentation on the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 to see what all the fuss is about. https://t.co/EzxaTRO4DD

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