On This Day: February 2

Tornado Talk Summary

An EF2 tornado was confirmed in Pickens County, AL, on February 2, 2016. The NWS determined max winds to be around 135 mph. The tornado developed in the county’s SW part, south of AL Hwy 21 and west of County Road 87. It moved NE for a total of 26.2 miles. Read the full summary here

Image via NWS Birmingham.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 2, 1923: A possible F2 tornado moved 8 miles through portions of Tunica and Tate Counties in Mississippi. Twelve were injured and there was one fatality. It moved near Evansville. A baby was killed in one of 10 small homes destreoyd on three plantations.

Twister From The 2000s

A high-end EF3 tornado tracked from Paisley to DeLand, FL on February 2, 2007. Along the 26 miles long path, 421 homes and trailers were damaged, and 192 were destroyed. Sadly, 13 people were killed, and 51 others were injured. Source

A destroyed house in DeLand. Photo via NWS Melbourne.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A low-pressure system crossed Florida on February 2, 1952, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The following day it became a tropical storm. This remains the only tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean in the month of February. Source. 

The path of Tropical Storm One. Map via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1848, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican–American War: US acquires Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1882, James Joyce, Irish novelist noted for his experimental use of language and exploration of new literary methods in such large works of fiction as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939), was born in Dublin, Ireland. He died in 1941. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950, 1st broadcast of “What’s My Line” on CBS-TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Richard Valens and The Big Bopper all appeared at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa. This was all three acts last ever gig before being killed in a plane crash the following day.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 2, 1887: The first Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, PA. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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