16 tornadoes occurred on this day in 1998. Two in Wisconsin (both rated F0) and 14 in the state of Minnesota. This was the largest March occurrence of tornadoes in the state of Minnesota on record. Per the NWS Twin Cities, prior to 1998, there were only 7 tornadoes known to have hit the state in March. In this summary, we will give an overview of the event in MN and go into more detail on the 2 strongest tornadoes for the day: an F4 that tracked through parts of 6 counties with the hardest-hit areas in Comfrey and Lake Hanska and an F3 that hit St. Peter. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
March 29, 1940: An F3 tornado struck the fishing village of “Pierre Part” in Assumption Parish, LA. 26 homes were destroyed. Six were killed, mainly children in those homes.
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On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1974: Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi’an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China’s 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Sam Walton was born March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, He was a retail magnate who founded Walmart in 1962 and developed it, by 1990, into the largest retail sales chain in the United States. Walton died in 1992. Source: Britannica.
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