On This Day: August 24

Tornado Talk Summary

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

SIGTOR Spotlight

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.

Twister From The 2000s

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

One of the toppled transmission towers, via NWS Sioux Falls.
A pick-up truck that was wrapped around a grove of trees. The NWS noted that due to the limited debarking, they kept the rating lower at F3. Photo via NWS Sioux Falls.
An aerial view of the tornado's path marked by scouring of farm fields. Photo via NWS Sioux Falls.

Weather Rewind

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

Homes wiped out in the Lakes by the Bay neighborhood. Photo via the NHC.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1891, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Mike Huckabee, American politician who served as governor of Arkansas was born on this day in 1955 in Hope, AR. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 2018, Life Styles of the Rich & Famous host Robin Leach died at age 76. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

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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