The Palm Sunday Outbreak of March 27, 1994: It was a devastating day across the South. Per the SPC, there were 29 tornadoes across 5 states: Texas, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 7 were rated F3 and 2 were rated F4. This summary will review the most deadly tornado of the outbreak (and the deadliest for 1994). An F4 moved 50 miles through St. Clair, Calhoun and Cherokee Counties in Alabama and lifted just over the Georgia state line in Floyd County. There were 150 injuries reported and 22 fatalities. Most of the fatalities occurred at the Goshen United Methodist Church in Cherokee County, AL. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 27, 1890: Huge outbreak occurred on this day and Grazulis documents numerous tornadoes. One of the tornadoes was given an F4 rating. It moved 25 miles through Marshall and Lyons Counties in Kentucky. Seven people were killed and 50 injured. “Crossing the Tennessee River, the tornado hit Grand River, where about half of the buildings in town were damaged, and at least two people were killed.”
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Quentin Tarantino was born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a director and screenwriter whose films are noted for their stylized violence, razor-sharp dialogue, and fascination with film and pop culture. Source: Britannica.
Film & TV
On this day in 1952: “Singin’ in the Rain”, musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
On this day in 2007: The wife of Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland was arrested on suspicion of burning over $10,000 (£5,000) of his belongings outside their home after police in southern California found a bin of smouldering clothes. Earlier that day, the couple left two rooms vandalised after an argument at a luxury hotel. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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