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17junAll DayJune 17 Tornado Events

17junAll DayPilger-Thurston, NE F3 Tornado – June 17, 195423.6 Mile Path, 1 Fatality, 1 Injury

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June 17 has always been a great tornado day. 2009 (Aurora, NE) 2010 (Deer Creek/Wadena, MN and 2014 (Coleridge, NE). @ReedTimmerAccu @SeanSchofer @tornaduhs

#OTD in 1946: Canada's 3rd deadliest tornado struck southwestern Ontario from Windsor to Tecumseh. The tornado killed 17 people and injured hundreds along its 40-mile path. #wxhistory
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#weatherpicofday dusty cone tornado over Colorado wheat field near town of Flagler 28 May 2018 w/ @JustonStrmRider

On this date in 1972, Agnes first became a named storm. It would go on to make landfall as a Cat. 1 hurricane in FL and then a strong tropical storm near NYC. Heavy flooding from Agnes in the mid-Atlantic caused massive damage and over 100 fatalities.

#OTD in 1806: The Great American total solar eclipse occurred from #CA to #MA with nearly 5-minute in duration at its peak. #wxhistory https://t.co/UracV1f8Nq

Today is the 4 year anniversary of the EF-4 Pilger, NE tornadoes. Just a reminder of how dangerous storms can be this time of year. For more info see https://t.co/pWR8UeoCLo

6/15/1991 - The second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century began as Mt. Pinatubo injected 15 to 30 million tons of sulfur dioxide 100,000 feet into the atmosphere. 343 people were killed in the Philippines as a result of the eruptions, and 200,000 were left homeless.

#OTD (6-14) in 1957: An F4 #tornado hit the SE part of Springfield, IL. There were 2 fatalities, 50 injuries. "This tornado … ended the myth that Springfield was tornado-proof because it was in a bowl,” reported the Illinois State Register the next day. https://t.co/CF4BwpEu8E

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the destructive Odessa, TX #hailstorm! This was one of the most costly hailstorms in #Texas with insurance claims totaling nearly half a billion dollars! People are still recovering from this storm one year later! #txwx

#OTD in 1955: Hail and heavy rains flooded the Las Vegas Strip, causing a half million dollars in damages. It was the worst storm since 1923. Photo via Dennis Connelly. #wxhistory https://t.co/lbeS187s9U

Whenever anyone tells you that their weather is wilder than that of the Black Hills, send them this link. #SDwx @weather_history

#OTD (6-13) in 1968: A devastating F5 #tornado hit Tracy, MN at 7:02pm - the time the clocks stopped at the hospital. 9 people were killed. A boxcar was lifted from its tracks & moved 1-1/2 blocks into a residential section. Clips via @_newspapers - https://t.co/mrgV7KoHnM #mnwx

On this date in 2004 one of the most recognizable tornadoes of that decade touched down near Mulvane, KS. Mulvane dodged a bullet but unfortunately some farms weren’t so lucky. #kswx #weather @NWSWichita @ReedTimmerAccu @passiontwist #StormChasing

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