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We are less then a month away from the annual Indiana Storm Chasers Convention(INChaserCon) Hurry, ticket sales end in 2 weeks!

SVLMedia LLC, the main sponsor this year will be hosting an ice breaker event at the Indianapolis Airport Suites Hotel #INChaserCon #INwx #ILwx #OHwx

#OTD (10-17) in 2012: An EF3 #tornado with max winds of 140mph moved thru parts of Scott & Newton Co, MS. Per @NWSJacksonMS, peak intensity occurred in Scott Co. in the Salem Road area. 3 large steel transmission towers were bent toward the ground. #mswx

On this date in 1988: 3 tornadoes impact areas to the west of Indianapolis: an F2 carves a nearly 4 mile track through Vigo & Vermillion Cos injuring 4, an F1 tracks 4 miles through Putnam County, and an F2 briefly touches down on the south side of Plainfield. #INwx #indy

#Tornado Maps & Graphs for October 17 (1950-2017):
Total # of Tornadoes that have occurred: 121
Year with largest number of tornadoes: 1971
Highest rating: F3/EF3, A total of 6
Source: @NWSSPC
#stats #History

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

#stormchase Need another reason to register for (plus maybe a chuckle)? In this video clip ( @wattsupbrent and I discuss storms and storm chasing in the Mid-Atlantic. Hurry, though. Registration ends Sun Oct 21st.

#OTD (10-16) in 1998: Yocemento, KS F3 #Tornado! 10 homes were damaged/destroyed. A modular home on a concrete slab was hit & debris was carried 1/2 mile. Driver of a tractor-trailer on I-70 was injured when the truck was flipped over. #kswx #History

#OTD in 1984, 6 EF-1 tornadoes formed across the state of Missouri. Graphic and data via @tornado_talk #MOwx

Oct 12, 2018 - Buffalo, TX - Large bowl shaped tornado with some decent structure west of I-45. These tornadoes were spawn from the remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio. #txwx

On this day in weather history (October 15th, 2015), a well-defined waterspout was visible on Lake Superior for more than 20 minutes. These pictures were taken from Picnic Rocks in Marquette.

Leonville-Boscoville, LA F3 #Tornado – Oct 15, 1957. Moved ~38 miles thru parts of So. Central Louisiana. 15 homes were destroyed. @sigtor2019 notes that cars were thrown & rolled from Highway 31. There were 29 injuries and 1 fatality. #lawx #OTD #History

Have you been to our website? Our calendar makes it easy to look at #tornado #history for every day of the year! Check out our daily summaries of impactful tornado events. We also have daily maps & graphs now updated with 2017 @NWSSPC Data!

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