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!
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.
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.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
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.
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!
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