Twenty-four tornadoes were confirmed on December 16, 2000. Half of those were in the state of Alabama including the strongest of the day. It was a devastating F4 that pushed 18 miles through Tuscaloosa County. Eleven were killed and 144 injured. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
No entries in Significant Tornadoes before 1950 for December 16.
December 16, 2019: An EF3 tornado touched down in DeRidder, LA, and tracked northeast for 62 miles through Fort Polk, Alexandria, and Pineville. Numerous homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed, and there was extensive tree damage. One person was killed. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1775, Jane Austen, English writer who first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday life, was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England. He died in 1817. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1988, American soul and disco singer Sylvester James died of complications from AIDS in San Francisco aged 41. Scored the 1978 US No.36 & UK No.8 single ‘You Make Me Feel, Mighty Real’. He sang back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin on her 1985 Who’s Zoomin’ Who’ Album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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