A two-day tornado outbreak occurred April 15-16, 1998. A total of 61 tornadoes were recorded by the Storm Prediction Center. 42 of those were on the 16th. Our summary for today is on an F4 that traveled a short distance through parts of Mississippi County, AR. Two children were killed, and 12 other people were injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
April 16, 1939: A tornado given an F4 rating moved from SW of Haynesville, LA to the NW part of the town. 40 homes were destroyed. 8 people were killed. They occurred in six different homes in the “Dawson” subdivision. 50 people were injured.
On this day in 2011, an EF3 tornado tracked for 63 miles through central North Carolina. Major damage occurred in Sanford, and it moved through downtown Raleigh. Six people were killed, and 103 others were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1998, an F5 tornado moved along a 19-mile path through Wayne and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee. Several brick homes were leveled, and a 200-yard-wide swath of pasture land had its grass and clumps of dirt pulled out. 21 people were injured. Source.
Bill Belichick was born on April 16, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a professional gridiron football coach who led the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL) to six Super Bowl titles (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, and 2019), the most for an NFL head coach. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1996: Kiss appeared in full make-up at the 38th Grammy Awards, where they announced a reunion tour. It would mark the first time all four members had appeared together in over fifteen years. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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