On This Day: February 13

Tornado Talk Summary

Late February 13 into early February 14, 2000, three devastating tornadoes struck portions of Southwest Georgia. Two were rated F3, and one was rated F2. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. Approximately 200 injuries were reported. Read the full summary here

Tornado Tracks Via NWS Tallahassee

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 13, 1946: A possible F2 tornado moved across the east side of Ardmore, OK. 30 homes were destroyed and 1700 other buildings were damaged. Fifteen people were injured and there was one fatality.

Twister From The 2000s

On February 13, 2007, an EF2 tornado began in Westwego, LA, and tracked north for 8 miles through New Orleans. 140 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 24 people were injured. Source

Path of the twister, via NWS New Orleans.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

February 13, 1905: A deep freeze occurred across the plains. Parts of Kansas and Missouri dropped to -40 degrees. Source

Map showing the temperatures on February 13, 1905. Photo via Midwestern Regional Climate Center.

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 1866, Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1891, Grant Wood, American painter who was one of the major exponents of Midwestern Regionalism, a movement that flourished in the United States during the 1930s, was born in Iowa City, Iowa. He died in 1942. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1972, “Cabaret”, directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2002, American country singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings died in his sleep after a lengthy fight with diabetes. He was bassist for Buddy Holly following the break-up of The Crickets. Released a series of duet albums with Willie Nelson in the late 1970s. Scored the 1980 US No.21 single ‘Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard’, he was also the narrator on the television series. Member of The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado passes near the town of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on February 13, 2007. 80 homes were impacted by the tornado, with 44 damaged or destroyed. Several brick homes had their roofs removed, with one home losing most of its second floor. There were 3 injuries. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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