On This Day: August 25

Tornado Talk Summary

Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida during the early morning of August 24, 1992. Andrew pushed across the Florida peninsula and made a secondary landfall on August 26, 1992 WSW of Morgan City, LA. Ahead of this landfall, on the 25th, tornadoes were spawned across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The first was also the only killer tornado produced by Andrew and that is the topic of this summary. Read the details here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 25, 1941: An estimated F3 tornado moved 16 miles through portions of Marion and Morris Counties in Kansas. Per Grazulis, “Three businesses and a few homes were torn apart at the edge of Lincolnville.  South of Burdick, only a bed and the floor remained on the foundation of a farm house.” 

Twister From The 2000s

Tropical Storm Fay dropped an EF2 tornado in Cleburne County, AL, on August 25, 2008. It was on the ground for only 0.36. miles, but heavily damaged a gas station, an autobody shop, and downed numerous trees. For more information, click here

The damaged gas station, via NWS Birmingham.
The destroyed autobody shop, via NWS Birmingham.
Debris scattered about the area, via NWS Birmingham.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On August 25, 2012, a low-pressure system pushed across Alaska. It brought strong winds and coastal flooding. In the town of Kotzebue, the flooding sank several boats and washed out roads and the coastline. Most of the homes were built on pilings preventing water from entering them. More information can be found here

Flooding in Kotzebue, via NWS Alaska.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

In 1530, Ivan The Terrible, first tsar of Russia was born in Kolomenskoye, Russia. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

The TV Show “Hart to Hart” starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers premiered on ABC on this day in 1979. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his third studio album Born to Run. The album peaked at No.3 on the Billboard chart eventually selling six million copies in the United States and has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music. Two singles were released from the album: ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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