On This Day: August 22

Tornado Talk Summary

14 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC Database for August 22, 1964. They hit parts of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. The strongest was an F4 that crossed through parts of Ozaukee County, WI and the town of Port Washington. One home was split in two, “as if by a giant axe.” A sleeping baby near the split was not disturbed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 22, 1879: A waterspout came ashore at the “Sea Shore Camp Grounds” near Biloxi, MS. Five cabins and a bath house were destroyed. A boy was killed. Grazulis gave an F1 rating. 

Twister From The 2000s

An EF0 tornado formed over Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. The tornadic waterspout remained over the lake and produced no damage. More information about this event here

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

 On August 22, 2003, major flash flooding hit Franklin County, KY. 21 homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A woman and her son were killed when their trailer was washed away. More information on the flood can be found at the NCDC

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1902,  President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in a car. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

James Corden, British comic actor, writer, and television personality was born on this day in 1978 in London, England. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1988, NBC premiered “Later” with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ the girl group’s first No.1. Holland–Dozier–Holland had originally composed the song for The Marvelettes to record it who rejected the song. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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