A total of 40 tornadoes are a part of the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Database, December 14-15, 1971. Most that occurred on the 15th were during the early AM hours. We look at one of those in this summary. It was given a rating of F2 and had an intermittent path of 22+ miles through from Bell City to Scott City in Missouri. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 15, 1893: Grazulis reported that a possible F3 tornado moved through parts of Union County, AR. Several small homes were leveled about 20 miles south of Camden. Four were killed
On December 15, 2007, an EF2 tornado struck rural areas of Treutlen County, GA, just southwest of Soperton. It caused extensive tree damage along a 3.5-mile path. A fire station and a trailer were destroyed as well. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1899, Harold Abrahams, British athlete who won a gold medal in the 100-metre dash at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, was born in Bedford, England. He died in 1978. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1939, “Gone With The Wind”, drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, premieres in Atlanta (Best Picture 1940, inflation not adjusted highest-grossing film of all time)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station. Their son, Randall Hank Williams would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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