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#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.

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma until 9 PM CDT

#OTD in 1896: A waterspout occurred off Martha's Vineyard, #MA. @BostonGlobe -> #wxhistory

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. #ilwx

#OTD (8-18) in 1968: An F3 #tornado hit parts of Douglas Co, NE & the city of Omaha. It tracked 20+ miles. Major damage in the Bel Air section. Here, there were 2 parallel paths about 500 feet apart, an indication of 2 vortices. #newx @HistoryNebraska

#OTD (8-17) in 1946: 2-F4 tornadoes moved thru parts of MN. One was near Manakato. The Green Gables tourist camp was hit hard. 11 were killed. The 2nd twister moved near Wells. A theater collapsed with 400 people inside. All survived. Source: @sigtor2019 - Image via @_newspapers

#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. #scwx

#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

I think this is the clearest footage yet of the extraordinary #CarrFire fire vortex back in July. It's easy to see how this violently rotating column of air (winds estimated by @NWSSacramento to be in ~145 mph) caused severe damage even outside of burned area. #CAwx #CAfire

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”Massive fire tornado seen from a helicopter in this #CarrFire video from July, released by Cal Fire today:

#OTD (8-16) in 1994: Lexington-Lake Murray, SC F3 #Tornado – This twister was a part of a larger outbreak associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl. Path length = 8 mi. 200 homes damaged. 40 injuries. #scwx @SChistoricalsoc - Pics: @_newspapers

The Carpenter, WY #Tornado as it first touched down in an open field in #Colorado! Then crosses the border into #Wyoming as a violent stovepipe tornado! #photography
#stormchasing #nature #weather

#weatherpicofday violent stovepipe/wedge tornado crosses HWY 47 devastating Franklin KS 4th May 2003 w/ @StormgasmJim

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