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!
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.”
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.
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!
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!
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