Two supercell thunderstorms produced 8 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma late afternoon and evening, May 19, 2013. The strongest was rated EF4 and moved through parts of Cleveland and Pottawatomie Counties. Numerous homes were significantly damaged (EF3) in Cleveland County. The tornado grew to 1500 yards in Pottawatomie County and a small area of EF4 damage was found. There were 2 fatalities in this county. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
May 19, 1949: Grazulis documents a family of small tornadoes that moved from three miles SE of Fisk, MO to near Bernie, Parma, and south of New Madrid. A baby was killed in a home. 60 others were injured.
Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day
On this day in 1960, an F4 tornado tracked for 35 miles through parts of Geary, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomie, and Shawnee Counties in Kansas; it was part of a destructive tornado family that traveled for ~70 miles through northern Kansas. At times the twister was nearly two miles wide. Thomas Grazulis, in Significant Tornadoes, rated the tornado F5 and noted that “it produced F5 damage to two farms, one five miles south of Wamego, and another South of St. Mary’s.” Source: Significant Tornadoes 1880-1989.
On this day in 1536: Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!
Sam Smith was born May 19, 1992, in London, England. He is a soul singer with a mellifluous voice who was noted for lyrics that subverted the notions of romantic love that defined popular soul music. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1979: ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Voulez-Vous’ the group’s fourth No.1 album. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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