On This Day: February 6

Tornado Talk Summary

Jackson County, AL EF4 Tornado – February 6, 2008: One of two EF4s to occur during the Super Tuesday Outbreak. 10.9 mile path. One person killed and 12 injured. Read the full summary here

Significant damage to a home along County Road 126, just north of County Road 60. Image from NWS Huntsville.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

February 6, 1942: An F3 tornado moved ENE from north of Alvaton, GA to three miles SW of Griffin. At “Mt. Carmel”, eight homes were destroyed. Six people were killed, three were in one home. “Acres of timber were leveled across SW Spalding County, and rural homes and barns were destroyed.

Twister From The 2000s

On February 6, 2020, an EF2 tracked for nearly 10 miles across mostly rural parts of Western Shelby County, AL. It downed thousands of trees along the Cahaba River. The twister entered Helena before it dissipated, where minor damage occurred. Source.

Extensive blow down in Shelby County. Photo via NWS Birmingham.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

Starting on February 5 and continuing through February 6, 2010. A major blizzard dubbed “Snowmageddon” blasted the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Up to 38″ of snow fell in some places. The storm led to 41 fatalities.  Source

Image taken on February 6 in Altoona, PA, of people digging their cars out from the two feet of snow that fell in the city. Photo via Tornado Talk Writer Nick Wilkes.

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 1951, Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1911, Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States (1981–89), was born in Tampico, Illinois. He died in 2004. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2014, 2014 Jay Leno ends his time on “The Tonight Show”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1960, 27-year-old Jesse Belvin, who scored a 1956 hit with ‘Goodnight, My Love’, was killed in a car accident in Hope, Arkansas. His wife and the car’s driver also died of their injuries. The three were trying to make a fast get-a-way from the first ever mixed race audience concert in the town of Little Rock, after threats had been made against Belvin’s life. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

February 6, 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, causes over US$500 million in property damage. Photo of the flooding in downtown Portland, via Wikimedia Commons.

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