On This Day: April 22

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the SPC Database, 20 tornadoes occurred on April 22, 2011. The strongest, an EF4 hit parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. It reached maximum intensity as it tracked through the community of Bridgeton, just west of Lambert St. Louis International Airport, in St. Louis County. Read the full summary here!

EF3/EF4 damage at Harmann Estates via Fred H. Glass of NWS St. Louis

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

April 22, 1920: An F3 tornado moved from near Braselton, GA, passing NW of Maysville and south of Homer. Grazulis officially denotes 4 fatalities but states, “at least three, and possibly seven people died as homes were destroyed.” 15 injuries listed.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2020, an EF3 tornado struck the town of Onalaska, TX. Three people were killed, and 33 were injured as several homes were damaged or destroyed. Source. 

A destroyed home, photo via NWS Houston.
A home that was ripped apart, photo via NWS Houston.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1978, lightning struck a tent that Girl Scouts were sleeping in at DeGray Lake, AR. Two of the girls were injured. Source

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 1500: Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Jack Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey. He was one of the most prominent American motion-picture actors of his generation, especially noted for his versatile portrayals of unconventional, alienated outsiders. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1976: Barbara Walters becomes 1st female US nightly network news anchor (ABC News). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2001: Destiny’s Child went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor.’ Their second chart topper, they were the first US female band to have more than one UK No.1. The song won the trio a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Group. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A long-tracked, high-end EF2 tornado tears through forest near Evans, Louisiana on April 22, 2020. Along the 36.42 mile path, thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted, including some that were debarked. Homes and mobile homes along the path also sustained roof damage. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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