On This Day: February 22

Tornado Talk Summary

It was deemed “The Night of the Tornadoes” – The most deadly tornado outbreak in Florida history occurred during the nighttime hours of February 22-23, 1998. A total of seven tornadoes swept through the central parts of the state between 1055pm EST and 230am EST. The tornadoes were unusually extreme. Three of the seven were rated F3. 42 people were killed, and over 260 were injured. Read the full summary here

Image via NOAA Assessment

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 22, 1945: A possible F2 tornado “skipped” through parts of Fulton County, GA. It moved through the Fairburn-Union City area. Four small homes were demolished and many more were damaged. A woman was killed when the roof of her home was ripped off and a collapsing wall fell on her.

Twister From The 2000s

An intense tornado and microbrust struck near Evans, GA, on February 22, 2003. They produced F2 damage when four homes were ripped apart. 34 others homes had minor damage. Debris from a destroyed barn was found one mile away. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

A blizzard affected parts of Texas and Oklahoma on February 22, 1971. Up to 24″ of snow fell at Pampa, TX. Source.

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 1943, Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1732, George Washington, American general and commander in chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution (1775–83) and subsequently first president of the United States (1789–97), was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He died in 1799. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1935, “The Little Colonel” premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood’s first interracial dance couple! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1976, Florence Ballard of The Supremes died of cardiac arrest, aged 32. Ballard had left the group in 1967, lost an $8 million (£4.7 million) lawsuit against Motown records and was living on welfare when she died. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 22, 2011: A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattled Christchurch, NZ, killing 185 people. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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