On This Day: December 4

Tornado Talk Summary

Six tornadoes are found in the Storm Prediction Center Database for December 4, 1956. Two were in Kansas (both given a rating of F0), the rest in the state of Missouri (all rated F2). We look at one of these Missouri tornadoes in this summary. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 4, 1925: A possible F2 tornado moved through the eastern parts of Yazoo City, MS. About 100 homes had damage. Two women were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 4, 2017, An EF2 tornado tracked from near Wayland, MO to near Keokuk, IA. A salt shelter was destroyed at the Missouri DOT Facility on Highway 27 near Wayland. A tractor-trailer was also overturned. One person was injured. Source

In the foreground a power pole was snapped, the destroyed salt shelter can be seen in the background.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 4, 2002: An ice storm affected parts of South Carolina. Some places picked up over 1.5″ of ice. Power outages lasted for two weeks. Source

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 1966, Military Working Dog “Nemo” saves the life of his handler Airman Robert A. Throneburg during the Vietnam War, surviving a gunshot wound to the nose. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1969, JAY-Z, American rapper and entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1988. Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1980, Two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham Led Zeppelin made decision to break up. The surviving members decided that it was not right to tamper with their legacy by bringing someone else in to play drums. In a statement, the band explained their decision: “We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.” Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

December 4, 2017: The Thomas Fire starts near Santa Paula in California. It eventually became the largest wildfire in modern California history to date after burning 1,140 square kilometres (440 sq mi) in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Image: Satellite image from the Terra satellite of the smoke from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, on December 5, along with the smoke from 2 other smaller fires, in Southern California.

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