On This Day: December 25

Tornado Talk Summary

McNeill to McLain, MS EF3 Tornado – Dec 25, 2012! 60.34 mile path. 12 injured. One of 30 tornadoes to occur on Christmas Day of 2012. Near McNeill, 22 homes destroyed. Major home damage in Stone Co. An elementary school in McLain had roof damage. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 25, 1941: A possible F2 skipped 30 miles from south of Mamou, LA to north of Morrow and ended near Goudeau. Six small homes were demolished near Mamou. There were 22 total injuries. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 25, 2012: An EF2 tornado tracked through Mobile, AL. Dozens of homes and businesses sustained damage. The Trinity Episcopal Church was heavily damaged. Source

A home that was unroofed, 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 25, 1974: Cyclone Tracy made landfall in Australia as a Category 4. 70% of the town of Darwin was destroyed, leaving more than 25,000 people homeless. 71 people were killed. Source

Satellite imagery of Cyclone Tracy, just prior to landfall. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1741, Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1924, Rod Serling, American writer and producer of television dramas and screenplays who was perhaps best known for his work on the series The Twilight Zone (1959–64), was born in Syracuse, New York. He died in 1975. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1938, George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O’Hara in “Gone With The Wind”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1954, Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing’s rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF3 tornado, the first one of December 25, 2012, tracks through rural Houston County, Texas. An agricultiral feed store and restaurant were completely destroyed, and several homes sustained damage. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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