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