On This Day: April 1

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1998: 13 tornadoes occurred across parts of PA, NC and VA on April 1, 1998. This summary looks at a Virginia tornado rated F3. This was entered into the SPC database as 2 separate tornadoes: An F3 in Hanover County and an F2 in Caroline County. The Storm Data entry on this event though states, “Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado along a 9 mile path extending from near Coatesville in northwest Hanover county eastward into south central Caroline county southeast of Ruther Glen. The damage path was nearly continuous along this track, with damage intensity ranging from F0/F1 to strong F2/F3 in a couple of locations along the path.” Read the full summary here

Destroyed home of John and Sheila Giles in Coatesville.

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

April 1, 1929: An F2 tornado moved from one mile southwest of Portland, PA, passing just east of the town. It destroyed a bridge over the Delaware River and ended west of Blairstown, NJ. There was a total of eight injuries. “A man was killed in the open by flying barn timbers”.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2006, an F2 tornado tracked for 5 miles through central Pratt County, KS. A barn was destroyed, and a house was damaged. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1960: The first weather satellite, TIROS 1 (Television and Infra-Red Observation Satellite) began sending pictures back to Earth. Source

One of the first images sent back from TRIOS-1. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1952: Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & George Gamow. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Susan Boyle was born April 1, 1961, in, West Lothian, Scotland.  She is a singer whose appearance on the British television talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 transformed her into an international phenomenon. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1947: Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1985: David Lee Roth quit Van Halen shortly after releasing his version of The Beach Boys ‘California Girls’, (which featured Carl Wilson on background vocals). He was replaced by Sammy Hagar later in the year.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple Computer, Inc on April 1, 1977. Photo shows the first Apple Computer, via Wikimedia Commons.

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