On This Day: December 22

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 13 tornadoes were confirmed on December 22, 2011. The strongest hit parts of North Georgia. This tornado tracked through parts of Floyd, Bartow and Gordon Counties and had an 11.42 mile path. Four were injured. Read the full summary here

Image via NWS Peachtree City.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 22, 1942: An F2 tornado tracked two miles through Pointe Coupee Parish, LA. It passed between Maringouin and Livonia. Three homes were demolished and two women were killed in separate homes. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 22, 2011: An EF2 tornado tracked for 12 miles across Floyd County, GA, near Rome. Numerous trees and power lines were toppled along the path, and at least 20 homes had significant damage. Three people were injured. Source

Damage to homes near Rome, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
A warehouse that was destroyed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 22, 1989: Heavy snow began falling over the Southeast on the 22nd and ended on December 24. Up to 3″ of snow fell across northeastern Florida. However, the heaviest snow was in coastal North Carolina where they picked up to 20″. 

Map via NWS Wilmington.
Map via NWS Wilmington.

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 1877, Thomas Edison’s Phonograph is announced by Scientific American. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1912, Lady Bird Johnson, American first lady (1963–69), the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States, and an environmentalist noted for her emphasis on beautification, was born in Karnack, Texas. She died in 2007. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1932, “The Mummy” directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US – 1st Mummy horror film! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1962, The Tornadoes started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Telstar’. Produced and written by Joe Meek it was the first major hit from a UK act on the American chart. The record was named after the AT&T communications satellite Telstar, which went into orbit in July 1962. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 22, 2004: Cars stranded on State Route 168, near Fort Branch, Indiana. Up to 20" of snow fell in the area and snow drifts reached heights up to five feet. Photo via NWS Paducah.

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