On This Day: December 7

Tornado Talk Summary

A quick-hitting tornado given an F2 rating hit Riverview, FL. Most of the damage was to the Cowley Cove mobile home complex. One man died with three of his dog in one of the mobile homes. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

December 7, 1924: An F2 tornado struck portions of Woodruff and Jackson Counties in Arkansas. Near Beedeville, a home was destroyed and three were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

December 7, 2004: An F2 tornado tracked for eight miles across parts of rural Lowndes County, MS, and into Lamar County, AL. The worst damage occurred near Steens, MS, where several homes were ripped apart, a trailer was destroyed, and numerous trees were knocked over. Source

Path of the tornado via NWS Jackson.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

December 7, 2017: A rare snow storm struck coastal Texas. Just to the southwest of Corpus Christi, some areas picked up 7″ of snow. Source

Portland, Texas. Photo via NWS Corpus Christi.

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 1988, a 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia kills 25,000-50,000 people and leaves up to 500,000 homeless. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1956, Larry Bird, American basketball player who led the Boston Celtics to three National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1981, 1984, and 1986) and is considered one of the greatest pure shooters of all time, was born in West Baden, Indiana. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1979, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1977, Inventor Dr Peter Carl Goldmark was killed in a car crash aged 71. Goldmark invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945 that went on to revolutionise the way people listened to music.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong F2 tornado impacts north of New Houlka, Mississippi on December 7, 2004. 4 homes were heavily damaged and numerous trees were blown down. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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