On This Day: January 8

Tornado Talk Summary

It was a busy go of it on January 7-8 of 2008. 33 tornadoes were confirmed on the 7th and another 23 on the 8th. We look at an EF2 in this summary that tracked through parts of North Central Arkansas during the AM of January 8, 2008. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

January 8, 1939: An estimated F2 tornado moved south of Cisco, TX. Three farm homes were destroyed. Eight people were injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

January 8, 2019: An EF1 tornado moved across Mosquito Lake into the town of Courtland, OH. Numerous trees were knocked down, and there was significant damage at a cemetery. Source

A tree that fell onto cars, photo via NWS Cleveland.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

January 8, 1973: A crippling ice storm began on the evening of the 7th and continued through the 8th in the Atlanta, GA Metro. Up to 4″ of ice accretion caused extensive tree and power-line damage. Source.  

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 1790, 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley, American popular singer widely known as the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of rock music’s dominant performers from the mid-1950s until his death, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He died in 1977. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1993, NBC offers “The Tonight Show” to David Letterman! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1957, Bill Haley & His Comets started the first ever ‘rock & roll tour’ of Australia, playing two sold out nights in Sydney. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

January 8, 2003: USAir Express Flight 5481 crashed into a hangar during take off at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. All 21 passengers and crew members onboard were killed, and a one person on the ground was injured. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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