On This Day: January 30

Tornado Talk Summary

44 tornadoes were confirmed on January 30, 2013. The strongest was given a rating of EF3. It tracked over 21 miles through parts of Bartow and Gordon Counties in Georgia. There were 17 injuries and one fatality. Read the full summary here

This car near the Relax Inn in downtown Adairsville was rolled several times, then impaled by two large wooden beams.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 30, 1942: An F2 tornado crossed 3 miles through Ellis County, TX. It moved through portions of Bristol. Five tenant homes were demolished near the town. “One of the small homes was carried 150 feet, blown apart and scattered. a woman and her six children were killed instantly. Four other children survived.”

Twister From The 2000s

On January 30, 2013, a high-end EF2 tornado struck Cable, TN. Along the 4.55 mile trek, thousands of trees were knocked down, several homes were damaged, and a trailer was leveled. Source

A trailer frame wrapped around a tree. Photo via NWS Nashville.
Damage in Coble, via NWS Nashville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 30, 1607, significant flooding caused by a storm surge occurred along the coastline of the Bristol Channel in England. At least 2,000 people drowned. The worst damage was in St. Mary’s area. Source

A contemporary depiction of the flood at St. Mary's, 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 1972: Bloody Sunday: 27 unarmed civilians are shot (14 are killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during ‘the Troubles’. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States (1933–45), was born in Hyde Park, New York. He died in 1945. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1933, “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1961, The Shirelles became the first all-girl black group to have the number one song on the US chart when ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow?’ reached the top. The song peaked at No.4 in the UK.   Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado impacts near the town of Smiths Grove, Kentucky on January 30, 2013. 2 barns and 4 silos were destroyed, and a semi-trailer was oveturned on Interstate 65. One of the barns was well-built, with the steel I-beams ripped out of their concrete foundations. Photo via GRAnalyst. Courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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