On This Day: December 1

Tornado Talk Summary

There was one tornado confirmed on December 1, 1953. It hit south of Seguin, TX. Per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS), seven homes were destroyed and another seven were damaged. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 1, 1942: A possible F2 moved through the “Goldmine” community in southeastern Hart County, GA. Every building was damaged or unroofed. The high school gym was leveled. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 1, 2018: An EF3 tornado hit the town of Taylorsville, IL. 22 people were injured as 34 homes were destroyed, and over 600 others were damaged. Source.  

Photo of the twister, via NWS Central Illinois.
Destruction in Taylorsville, via NWS Central Illinois.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 1, 2006: A major winter storm brought heavy snow and ice accumulation across the Midwest. The St. Louis, MO metro was the hardest-hit area, with over 500,000 people in the metro losing power. Source

Tree that fell onto a car in St. Louis. Photo via NWS St. Louis.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1913, the Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1976, Matthew Shepard, American college student who was severely beaten because of his sexual orientation and was left to die in 1998, was born in Casper, Wyoming. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1984, “Beverly Hills Cop” directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1983, Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’. His latest album Everybody’s Rockin’ featured a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material) which ran for just 25 minutes, Young’s shortest album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A high-end EF1 tornado tracks through Fulton County, Illinois near Havana on December 1, 2018. Numerous homes were damaged, including one that was blown off its foundation. Outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, and many trees were snapped or uprooted. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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