On This Day: August 30

Tornado Talk Summary

On August 30, 1971, an estimated F2 tornado traveled 4.7 miles through parts of Maricopa County, AZ. It began in an unpopulated area of south Tempe. As it moved northeast into a more populated area, there was considerable damage to homes, utilities and trees. There was tremendous damage to trailers at the Holiday Village Mobile Home Court. 41 people were injured. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

August 30, 1920: Grazulis documents an estimated F2 tornado that hit parts of Richland County, OH. Two men were injured as several buildings were destroyed in the Bangorville area.

Twister From The 2000s

An EF2 tornado tracked along a 1.6 mile “U” shaped path, about 13 miles north of Miller, SD on this day in 2020. It struck an RV. The driver was killed, and the vehicle was rolled about 200 yards. Corn was flattened, as well. For more information, check out the summary from NWS Aberdeen.

Photo of the tornado, via NWS Aberdeen.
The remains of the RV. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.
The tornado's "U" shaped path. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

 August 30, 2002: A bolt of lightning struck a tree near Oldtown, IA. It then arced from the tree to a shed, where two men were electrocuted. They were hospitalized but survived. Source, NWS Spokane.   

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1993, the Eiffel Tower had its 150,000,000th visitor. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world’s wealthiest person in 2008), was born in Omaha, Nebraska on this day in 1930. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1976, Tom Brokaw became a news anchor of NBC’s “Today Show”. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 2016, US singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman told police he had threatened her with a gun. Beauty queen Baylee Curran told the LA Times Mr Brown had pointed the gun at her face after she had been admiring his friend’s jewellery. Mr Brown came out of his home after a stand-off with police. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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