On This Day: January 16

Tornado Talk Summary

One tornado was reported on January 16, 2000 and it was in the state of Washington in Columbia County. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 16, 1926: Grazulis documents an F2 tornado that moved near Taylor, TX. Several barns were destroyed and livestock were killed. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 16, 2017: An EF0 or an EF1 tornado tracked along a 3-mile path just northwest of Mexia, TX. Several buildings were damaged at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. This is listed as an EF0 in the SPC and NCDC databases, however the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT) and the NWS Summary list the tornado as an EF1. Source.  

A warehouse at the Mexia State Supported Living Center that was ripped open. Photo via the DAT.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 16, 2008: A winter storm brought up to 3-4″ of snow across the Atlanta Metro and northern GA. Source

Snowfall map via the NWS.

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 1793, French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1932, Dian Fossey, American zoologist who became the world’s leading authority on the mountain gorilla, was born in San Francisco, California. She died in 1985. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1973, NBC presents 440th & final showing of “Bonanza”! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan. McCartney said in 2004. “This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought I’d take it with me.” Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 16, 1969: The Soviet Union launched Soyuz 5 which docked with Soyuz 4. This was the first time that two spacecraft were docked. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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