On This Day: January 2

Tornado Talk Summary

Severe thunderstorms produced seven tornadoes across parts of Georgia on January 2, 2006. This summary details the strongest tornado of the day. It was given a rating of F3 and moved due east about three miles across parts of Pike County. Read the full summary here

Sedan destroyed after being lifted and carried 170 yards. Another vehicle was carried 250 yards.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 2, 1897: A possible F3 tornado moved thorugh Mooringsport, LA. It passed through town “like an army of demons.” Two were killed a small home and three other died in another house. Southwest of town, three large homes were destroyed. There was a total of 21 injuries. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 2, 2017: An EF2 tornado tracked for 5.59 miles through parts of Geneva and Houston Counties in southeastern Alabama. Extensive tree damage occurred, with some trees being debarked. Several buildings were demolished at the National Peanut Festival grounds. Source

Damage at the National Peanut Festival, photo via NWS Tallahassee.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 2, 1954: Hurricane Alice passed by the Virgin Islands. Alice formed on December 30, 1953, and is the only hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean to span two calendar years. Source

Radar image of Hurricane Alice on January 2, 1954. 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 1906, Willis Carrier receives a US patent for the world’s first air conditioner. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1920, Isaac Asimov, American author and biochemist, a highly successful and prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson, was born in New York, New York. He died in 1992. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1966, National Football League Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12; first NFL title game televised in colour; last one played before Super Bowl era! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007, Cristin Keleher who once broke into former Beatle George Harrison’s Hawaii home was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in California, aged 34. She made headlines in December 1999 by entering Harrison’s Maui estate and then cooking herself a frozen pizza. Police said her body had been found with that of a 48-year-old man in a car, both had gunshot wounds to their heads. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado passes through rural Early County, Georgia on January 2, 2017. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted, including some that were debarked. Farm buildings also sustained damage. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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