On This Day: July 14

Tornado Talk Summary

On July 14, 2004, there were 11 tornadoes reported by the SPC. This summary takes a look at the strongest tornado of the day, an F3 that hit Central Pennsylvania. Read the full summary here

Two homes that were swept away in the Country Squire Estates.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

July 14, 1893: Two men were killed at a sawmill on the south edge of Stillwater, MN. All buildings at the sawmill and brickyard were destroyed. Six people were injured. Grazulis rated this tornado F2.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021 an EF3 tornado hit Lake City, IA. EF2 damage occurred in town; it briefly reached EF3 intensity outside of town, where a home had its second story destroyed. Source. 

The house that sustained EF3 damage. Photo via NWS Des Moines.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On the evening of July 14 into the morning of July 15, 1995, the “Ontario-Adirondacks Derecho” blasted across Ontario and into New England. It caused $500,000,000 in damage, killed seven people, and injured several others. Source

Map of the derecho, via the SPC.

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 1941: 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Jane Lynch was born July 14, 1960, in Dolton, Illinois. She is a television and film actress and comedian who specialized in playing off-kilter characters with strong (often tyrannical) personalities. She was best known for her work on the television series Glee (2009–15) Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1989: Film “When Harry Met Sally” is released starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1989: Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong EF2 tornado passes by the town of Waverly, Iowa during the afternoon of July 14, 2021. Numerous farmsteads were impacted, with several homes sustaining damage and numerous outbuildings being destroyed. Several high voltage power lines were also toppled. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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