On This Day: February 28

Tornado Talk Summary

On this day in 1987 a “monstrous tornado” struck the town of Glade, MS. 13 businesses, 220 homes, 149 mobile homes, and one apartment building were destroyed by the 2-mile-wide funnel. Six people were killed and 350 people were injured.  Read the full summary here

Photo via the February 1987 Storm Data Publication.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 28, 1907: An F2 tornado moved through the southern part of Washington, AR. 100 buildings had some degree of damage. A man was killed in a home. Total of 10 injuries.

Twister From The 2000s

February 28, 2017: An EF4 tornado tracked for 50 miles from near Perryville, MO to just southwest of Christopher, IL. One person was killed, and 12 others were injured. The worst damage was just northwest of Perryville, where five homes were leveled.  Suction vortices left ground striations/scarring to bare ground in Perry County near the Mississippi River. Source

A home that was leveled near Mulkeytown, IL. Photo via NWS Paducah.
Ground scarring/striations near Mississippi River in Perry County MO. Photo via NWS Paducah.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Cyclone Xynthya pushed across Europe between February 27 and March 1, 2010. It brought wind gusts as high as 148 mph. 63 people were killed. 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 1854, the Republican Party formally organized in Ripon, Wisconsin. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Frank Gehry, (born February 28, 1929, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Canadian American architect and designer whose original, sculptural, often audacious work won him worldwide renown. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1983: Final TV episode of “M*A*S*H”, a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”, airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2006: Two stewards were shot during a concert by rapper Kanye West at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Police said the shootings took place after people who tried to gain entrance without tickets were escorted from the arena. A man, who had no ticket, entered the foyer and was ejected, he then returned and shot at the stewards, one was in a serious condition after being shot in the face.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado passes through Moore County, Tennessee on February 28, 2011. Several mobile homes were destroyed, homes sustained significant roof damage, multiple power poles were snapped, and dozens of trees were snapped or uprooted. There was 1 fatality, and a tornado emergency was issued for this storm. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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