On This Day: August 11

Tornado Talk Summary

Salt Lake City, UT F2 Tornado – August 11, 1999! One of the most damaging tornadoes in Utah state history. 4.3 mile path. 1 fatality. 80 injuries. 300+ buildings damaged/destroyed. Over 100 trees were downed on the Capitol grounds. Read the full summary here

Photo of the tornado via NWS Salt Lake City.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 11, 1928: An estimated F3 tornado destroyed four homes and eight barns near Hookerton, NC. There was one fatality and 8 injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2002, a brief but violent F4 tornado tracked for only one mile near Medina, ND. One farmstead was totally destroyed, and another was ripped apart. Source. 

A house that was swept away. Photo via the August 2002 Storm Data Publication.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1954, an F2 tornado passed nine miles north of Caribou, ME. A house was thrown into another, and barns were destroyed. “Potatoes were dug up and scattered.” A woman was killed, and another was injured. Source: Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991.

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 2003: NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Steve Wozniak was born on August 11, 1950, in San Jose, California. He is an electronics engineer, cofounder with Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, and designer of the first commercially successful personal computer. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1973: “American Graffiti”, directed by George Lucas, opens in cinemas across the United States. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2014: 5 Seconds of Summer were at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut studio album. The Australian rock band achieved the biggest first-week sales for a debut album by a group since Daughtry’s self-titled album in 2006. 5 Seconds of Summer were also the first Australian act to achieve a US No.1 album with their debut album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

An EF0 tornado tracks through rural farmland near the town of Purdum, Nebraska, during the evening of August 11, 2011. Very little to no damage was documented. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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