On This Day: February 24

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 2003, an F3 tornado tracked for 52 miles across Calhoun, Pontotoc, Union, Lee, Prentiss Counties in Mississippi. The hardest-hit area was Pontotoc, MS, where 360 homes were damaged or destroyed, and six people were killed. Read the full summary here

Aerial view of Pontotoc after the tornado moved through the area. Pic via Storm Data.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 24, 1935: An F2 tornado moved nine miles passing from west of Wichita, KS to near Kechi. Six homes and a school had roof damage. Six people were injured.

Twister From The 2000s

February 24, 2016: An EF2 tornado tracked for nearly five miles near White Horse and Gap, PA. 50 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Tombstones were toppled in a cemetery.  100 Amish people were attending an auction in a barn when the twister struck, and it pealed part of the roof off. Thankfully they were not injured. Source

A farm that was ripped apart, photo via NWS State College.
A home that was unroofed, photo via NWS State College.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

The “100 Hour Storm” began on February 24, 1969, continuing through February 27. Pinkham Notch Base Station in New Hampshire received 77″ of snow.  Source

Snowfall map of the 100 Hour Storm via Climate.gov.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

February 24, 1868: US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1955, Steve Jobs, was born in San Francisco, California, U.S. Steve was the cofounder of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.), and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era. He died in 2011. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1945, Stalker Margaret Ray found in David Letterman’s home, claims to be his wife. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2000, Carlos Santana won eight awards at this years Grammy Awards for his Supernatural album. Before Supernatural, the guitarist had not had a Top 10 album since 1981. Sting won two awards, one for best pop album and another for best male pop vocalist. Sir Elton John won the legend award and Phil Collins the best soundtrack award for Tarzan.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A powerful EF3 tornado passes by the town of Appomattox, Virginia on February 24, 2016. 31 structures were completely destroyed and 160 others were damaged, mostly in the Evergreen area. Several homes were leveled. There was 1 fatality and 7 injuries. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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