On This Day: March 30

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the SPC Database, 7 tornadoes occurred on this day in 2016. One in KS, 2 in Arkansas and 4 in Oklahoma. The strongest tornadoes of the day were rated EF2 and were found in Eastern OK. This summary will take a look at those 2-EF2s, one of which moved through the northern parts of Tulsa. Read the full summary here

~7:29pm CT: The tornado was visible from the NWS Tulsa office as it passed just North of the Tulsa International airport. Photo Credit: NWS Tulsa

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

March 30, 1897: An estimated F4 tornado crossed 18 miles through Lincoln County, OK. It plowed into the town of Chandler. “It seemed as if the multiple vortex tornado would pass just to the west of town, but it tunred to the NE and passed driectly through town. Every building was damaged, and many were swept completely away. Fires broke out throughout town, as wood stoves overturned, and burned despite a heavy rain.” Grazulis lists 14 deaths but there may have been more.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2006, an F2 tornado tracked for five miles through central Andrew County, MO.  Three homes were destroyed, and eight others were damaged. Eight people were injured. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On this day in 1987, a winter storm affected the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. 16″ of snow fell at Cleveland. 50 mph wind gusts created 12-foot waves on Lake Huron.  Source


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 240 BC. The 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Céline Dion was born March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. She is a pop singer, known for her vocal prowess and her passionate showmanship, who achieved international superstardom in the 1990s. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1959: WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1976: The Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 club, London, they begin a weekly residency at the club in June.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

March 30, 1944: World War II: Allied bombers conduct their most severe bombing run on Sofia, Bulgaria

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