On This Day: March 25

Tornado Talk Summary

A tornado, given a rating of F4, traveled 12.1 miles through parts of Texas County, MO, on this day in 1954. The maximum width was 100 yards. This is the only F4 on record for March 25 (1950-2016). Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 25, 1901: An F3 tornado crossed 15 miles from the southern part of Birmingham, AL to Avondale and Irondale. The twister “bounced like a ball of rubber” and demolished 200 homes. “Prominent citizens were killed, but most of the dead were poor people living in shacks.” Grazulis documents 17 fatalites but mentions there may have been over 20.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2021, an EF3 tornado tracked for 11 miles through rural Hale and Tuscaloosa Counties in Alabama, through parts of the Talladega National Forest. Thousands of trees were blown down; some were debarked.  Source

Extensive tree damage. Photo via NWS Birmingham.
Debarked trees, photo via NWS Birmingham.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1992, a hailstorm caused $60 Million in damage in Orlando, FL. Hailstones as large as 4″ in diameter were measured. Source

Greenhouses that were destroyed by the hail, photo via NWS Melbourne.

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 31 AD, the first Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Elton John was born March 25, 1947, in England. He is a British singer, composer, and pianist who was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954: RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000). Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1990: Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee was arrested for mooning at the audience during a gig in Augusta. Lee was charged with indecent exposure.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A very intense, long-tracked EF3 tornado plows by the town of Centreville, Alabama on March 25, 2021. The tornado, which was down for 80 miles, snapped and flattened tens of thousands of trees along its path, including many that were debarked. Dozens of homes and businesses sustained significant structural damage, including several that were completely destroyed. Amazingly, only 13 people were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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