On This Day: December 3

Tornado Talk Summary

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

SIGTOR Spotlight

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. 

Twister From The 2000s

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

Damage to mobile home, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
Tree damage, 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 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. 

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 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

Famous Birthday

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

Film & TV

On this day in 1952, 1st TV broadcast in Hawaii! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

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

Photo of the Day

December 3, 1979: In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert. Image credit: Jim Summaria, Wikimedia Commons.

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