On This Day: February 11

Tornado Talk Summary

Four tornadoes are a part of the SPC Database on February 11, 1950. The strongest was given a rating of F3. It moved at least 12 miles near La Porte in Harris County, TX. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 11, 1894: An F2 tornado moved three miles just north of Beauregard, MS, striking Newtown. Four homes were destroyed and five people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On February 11, 2018, an EF1 tornado tracked for nearly 5 miles through rural Holmes County, Florida, near Caryville.  A home was unroofed, and two barns were destroyed. Source

The destroyed barn. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 11, 1983: A major snowstorm hit the northeast, bringing up to 35″ of snow in some places. 44 people were killed; 33 of them were on a ship that sank at the height of the storm off of the Del-Mar-Va Coast. Source

Snowfall map 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 2011, Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests (Arab Spring) More Historical Events. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1969, Jennifer Aniston, American actress who achieved stardom on the popular television sitcom Friends (1994–2004) and launched a successful film career, was born in Sherman Oaks, California. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1958, BBC pioneering series “Your Life in Their Hands” first broadcast presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher, 1st major TV series to deal with medicine! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2012, Whitney Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent.” It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an “accidental drowning”. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 11, 1999: Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit again until 2231. Photo of Pluto via Wikimedia Commons.

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