Seven tornadoes moved through parts of Mississippi to start what would be one of the most active tornado years on record. We look at one of two EF-3 tornadoes that occurred. During the mid-afternoon of January 1, 2011, this tornado tracked almost 10 miles through parts of Noxubee County, MS. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
January 1, 1948: An estimated F3 tornado hit small communities near Kosciusko, MS in Attala County. Ten homes were demolished. Furniture was scattered for miles at “Carmack.” There was was person killed at “Mantee”.
January 1, 2011: An EF3 tornado touched down in Atalla County, MS, just after midnight on January 1. It tracked for 23 miles through rural central Atalla County. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path; a church and several homes sustained major damage. Two people were injured.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1735, Paul Revere, folk hero of the American Revolution whose dramatic horseback ride on the night of April 18, 1775, warning Boston-area residents that the British were coming, was immortalized in a ballad by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He died in 1818. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1953, American singer-songwriter and musician singer Hank Williams died of a heart attack brought on by a lethal cocktail of pills and alcohol aged 29. Williams is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. 35 of his singles (five released posthumously) were placed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, 11 of which ranked at No.1, including ‘Cold, Cold Heart,’ ‘Hey, Good Lookin’, ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,’ and ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart.’ During his last years Williams’s consumption of alcohol, morphine and painkillers severely compromised his professional life. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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