The second-largest February tornado outbreak since 1950 occurred during the evening of February 5 and the early morning of February 6, 2008. The event began on Super Tuesday, while 24 U.S. states held primary elections and caucuses to select the presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. This summary looks at a long-track EF4 tornado that pushed through 7 counties in Arkansas. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
February 5, 1922: A possible F2 tornado pressed two miles in Coffee County, AL. The tornado swept along the SE edge of Enterprise. About 40 families were left homeless and one boy was killed. Twelve people were injured.
February 5, 2008: A violent EF4 tornado ripped through Savannah, TN. The twister damaged or destroyed nearly 200 structures, including a church that was nearly swept away. Sadly three people were killed, and five others were injured. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1934, Hank Aaron, American professional baseball player who, during 23 seasons in the major leagues (1954–76), surpassed batting records set by some of the greatest hitters in the game, including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial, was born in Mobile, Alabama. He died in 2021. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 2008, Amy Winehouse was questioned by police in connection with a video apparently showing her smoking a crack-cocaine pipe. The singer, who was not arrested, was interviewed under caution after the video was posted online by the Sun newspaper. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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