August 24, 2016! A record-setting outbreak occurred across parts of Indiana and Ohio! It was the largest outbreak for Indiana for August with a total of 11 tornadoes. We explore the other records in our detailed summary. We also get into the meteorology on how this event occurred and what happened in Kokomo, IN! Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 24, 1901: An estimated F2 tornado tracked 11 miles across portions of Richmond County, NY into Union and Hudson Counties in NJ. Three people were injured. Approximately 200 homes had roof damage, mainly in Jersey City.
On August 24, 2006, an F3 tornado tracked for 24.5 miles through parts of Hand and Beadle Counties in South Dakota. Damage occurred to several farms, and five metal-truss high-tension transitions towers were toppled. For more information check out, NWS Sioux Falls.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Homestead, FL, as a Category 5 hurricane on August 24, 1992. It was only the third of four Category 5 hurricanes to make landfall in the US. Over 25,000 homes in Dade County, FL alone, were destroyed and over 100,000 others damaged. For more information on this event, head on over to the National Hurricane Center.
In 1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim many times to have been beaten by fellow inmates, some of whom allegedly tried to kill him. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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