On This Day: August 16

Tornado Talk Summary

Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall near Panama City, FL on August 16, 1994. A total of 31 tornadoes were produced, 23 of which were confirmed in South Carolina.  We have a detailed summary about an F3 tornado that struck parts of Lexington County.  It developed SSE of Lexington, moved NNW to Secret Grove on Lake Murray.  There were no fatalities and 40 injuries.  Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 16, 1928: An estimated F3 tornado moved NNW through Ashley Heights, NC. Five homes, a store and a cotton gin were destroyed. Path length less than a mile. Associated with a tropical storm. Two were killed, 20 injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

On August 16, 2016, an EF0 tornado touched down briefly near Constableville, NY. Along, the 0.22-mile long path, a section of a cornfield was flattened. Videos uploaded to social media show the small twister dipping down. More information can be found here

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

 A dust devil formed over the Nine Mile fire camp, near Missoula MT. A supply tent was blown over, injuring three men. Gusty winds in excess of 35-40 mph fueled the Black Mountain Fire west of Missoula. The fire spread over 4000 acres during the evening hours forcing evacuations of more than 130 homes. Two homes were completely burned and lost on Cedar Creek Road. For more information, click here

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1858, Britain’s Queen Victoria sent a telegraph to US President James Buchanan for 1st time by transatlantic telegraph cable, he replied, “it is a triumph more glorious, because far more useful to mankind, than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle.” Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

American singer and actress Madonna was born on this day in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 2016, the documentary “When the Levees Broke” premiered at New Orleans Arena. It centered around the effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, directed by Spike Lee. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1997, On the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley death over 30,000 fans descended on Memphis Tennessee for a 10-minute mourning circuit circling his grave. A poll found that almost a third of the fans were keeping an eye out for him in the crowd. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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