On This Day: December 31

Tornado Talk Summary

The state of Missouri was hit by 17 tornadoes on December 31, 2010. Three were given a rating of EF-3. We look at one of those in this summary. It tracked 7.5 miles over Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County. There were four injuries. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 31, 1947: What may have been a family tornadoes that traveled 50 miles occurred on this day across portions of Louisiana and Arkansas. The town of Cotton Valley was devastated. Along the path there were 18 fatalities and 225 injuries. Grazulis rated this F4.

Twister From The 2000s

December 31, 2010: An EF3 tornado tracked for 21 miles from near Westville, OK, through Cincinnati, AR. Several homes were destroyed, and extensive tree damage occurred. Four people were killed, and ten people were injured. Source

Damage in Cincinnati, AR. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 31, 1882: 3.5 inches of snow fell in downtown Sacramento, CA. Source

Photo of the snow in Sacramento. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

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 1861, 22,990mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in India, a world record. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1937, Anthony Hopkins, Welsh stage and film actor of burning intensity, often seen at his best when playing pathetic misfits or characters on the fringes of insanity, was born in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2010, Post-apocalyptic zombie TV series “The Walking Dead” premieres, starring Andrew Lincoln and Jon Bernthal on AMC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1982, Max’s Kansas City in New York City closed down. The venue had been a launching pad for such artists as The New York Dolls, Bruce Springsteen and The Velvet Underground. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A high-end EF3 tornado passes through the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Sunset Hills on December 31, 2010. Numerous homes were damaged, including several that were destroyed. A health center also sustained significant damage, and 1 person was killed. 6 others were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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