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!
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”.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
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!
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!
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