On This Day: August 26

Tornado Talk Summary

Eleven tornadoes moved through parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota on August 26, 2007. Four of these came from two merged supercells in North Dakota. Three were significant (EF2+), the only strong tornadoes of the day. This summary documents those three and focuses on the community of Northwood and their experience with a devastating EF4. This was the first F/EF4 in North Dakota since the July 18, 2004, Marion event, and the last until June 17, 2010. Read the full summary here

A severely mangled car in a shredded cornfield. Pieces of stalks or even their leaves appear to be embedded in portions of the vehicle (Greg Gust/NWS).

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 26, 1864: Approximately 30 people were injured, some serious, when a the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad was derailed by a tornado.  The three passenger cars, “made two complete revolutions, and landed with their wheels uppermost.” 

Twister From The 2000s

August 26, 2016, an EF0 tornado touched down briefly near Panguitch, UT. It had a path length of 0.34 miles. No damage was caused by this twister. Source, NCDC

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A destructive hail storm smashed across Denver, CO, on August 26, 1944. It caused an estimated $1 Million in damage as it destroyed windows and crops across the area. The hail piled up 8″ deep across the metro. For more information, check out this link 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 1907, Harry Houdini escaped from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Geraldine Ferraro, American Democratic politician who was the first woman to be nominated for vice president by a major political party in the United States was born on this day in 1935, in Newburgh, NY. She died in 2011. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1996, “7th Heaven”, starring Jessica Biel, debuted on The WB. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1965,
Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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