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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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