On This Day: January 10

Tornado Talk Summary

An outbreak of 39 tornadoes occurred across parts of nine states on January 10, 1975. The strongest tornado of the day was given a rating of F4. It had a long track through parts of Pike, Lincoln, Lawrence and Simpson Counties in Mississippi. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes notes that this may have been a family of tornadoes. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 10, 1925: Grazulis documents three tornadoes in Alabama on this day. All were given an F2 rating. Two were in Coffee County. The first caused three injuries as barns and two tenant homes were destroyed south of Enterprise. Near West Elba, a home was demolished and there was one injury. The third tornado hit near Shellhorn in Pike County. A small home was destroyed a large house was damaged.

Twister From The 2000s

January 10, 2020: An EF2 tornado tracked for nearly 14 miles across central Logan County, AR. A few homes lost their roofs, and barns and chicken houses were destroyed. Source

Destroyed chicken houses, photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 10, 1973: An F5 tornado struck the town of San Justo, Argentina. 63 people were killed, and 350 people were injured as over 500 homes were destroyed. Dr. Fujita called this one of the most intense tornadoes to strike outside of the United States. Source

Damage in San Justo, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1943, 1st US President to visit a foreign country in wartime – FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1945, Rod Stewart, British singer and songwriter whose soulful, raspy voice graced rock and pop hits beginning in the late 1960s, was born in London, England. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1999, “The Sopranos”, starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2003, A haul of 500 Beatles tapes known as the ‘Get Back sessions’ stolen in the 1970s were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF3 tornado passes through rural northern Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on January 10, 2008. At least 5 structures were heavily damaged and over 300 trees were snapped or uprooted. Image via GrAnalyst 2, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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