Seventeen tornadoes were confirmed on February 15, 2016. Almost half of these were in the state of Mississippi. This summary looks at an EF2 with max winds of 130 mph that crossed through parts of Copiah and Simpson Counties. The path length was just over 30 miles and the max width of 250 yards. There were no fatalities or injuries reported. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 15, 1939: An F2 tornado moved through Mount Pinson, AL. A one-block area of town was hit. Three houses were destroyed and a man was killed. Four others were injured.
An EF3 tornado tracked for 22 miles across Brunswick County, North Carolina, on February 15, 2021. The worst damage was in the Ocean Ridge Plantation, where several homes were damaged or destroyed, one was swept away. Three people were killed and ten injured in Ocean Ridge. Source.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 399 BC, Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of the city and for impiety. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
On this day in 1564, Galileo Galilei, Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method, was born in Pisa [Italy]. He died in 1642. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 ‘Straighten Up and Fly Right’, had the 1955 US No.2 single ‘A Blossom Fell’ and 1957 UK No.2 single ‘When I Fall In Love’ plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. He is the father of singer Natalie Cole. In 1956 he became the first black American to host a television variety show. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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