Thirteen tornadoes were recorded during the early morning hours of December 3, 1978. The strongest was an F4 tornado that developed at 1:50am CT in the Central Park area of Bossier City, LA. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
December 3, 1908: Grazulis documents a possible F2 tornado in Adair County, OK. Not a lot of details on the specifics, just that it destroyed “everything in its path” near Westville. This included three homes and a large number of cattle.
December 3, 2018, an EF1 tornado struck rural Madison County, FL. Extensive tree damage occurred along the 2.15-mile path. A couple of mobile homes were damaged, and an outbuilding was leveled. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
December 3, 1982: A tornado warning was issued for Birmingham, AL, during the middle of the Iron Bowl football game. Thankfully the tornado did not form, as the game was never stopped.
OTD in 1983: A tornado warning was issued for the Birmingham metro during the 2nd half of the Iron Bowl, played at Legion Field. The game was not stopped. A tornado did not touch down or the results would have been catastrophic. A tornado did strike Oxford later, killing 2. pic.twitter.com/GwmmMre88p— James Spann (@spann) December 3, 2020
On this day in 1984, The Bhopal Disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) – other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1948, Ozzy Osbourne, British musician who gained a loyal following as the vocalist for the heavy metal group Black Sabbath before embarking on a successful solo career, was born in Birmingham, England. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1966, The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu. The massive success of the TV series and its spin-off records had created intense pressure to mount a touring version of the group. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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