On This Day: November 10

Tornado Talk Summary

The Veteran’s Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak The outbreak really ramped up on November 10 with 60+ tornadoes occurring. Per the NOAA Assessment of the event, “The Veterans Day weekend tornado outbreak covered a very large area of the eastern United States and can be described as four distinct areas or episodes of tornadic activity. The fatalities associated with the event occurred over a 25-hour period.” This summary will focus in on the strongest tornado to occur in the Veterans Day Weekend Outbreak. It was the first killer tornado of November 10. It developed in Van Wert County, OH and tracked 52.8 miles. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 10, 1915: A possible F4 tornado moved 35 miles through Pawnee and Barton Counties in Kansas. It moved from 16 miles SW of Great Bend and swiped the southeast part of town. 160 homes destroyed at Great Bend. Debris from the town was carried 85 miles. Eleven people were killed. “Hundreds of dead ducks fell from the sky 25m NE of the end of the path, which was west of Claflin.”

Twister From The 2000s

On November 10, 2002, an intense F3 tornado tracked along a 21-mile path through Seneca County, Ohio. One person was killed, and two others were injured when the tornado leveled several homes. A few houses were swept away, and trees were debarked in forested areas. 

Photo of the tornado via NWS Cleveland.
A home that was swept away. Photo via NWS Cleveland.
Trees that were debarked in a wooded area, and cycloidal ground scouring was present in the field. Photo via NWS Cleveland.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 10, 1975: The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sunk during the midst of a storm that moved across Lake Superior. The 29 crewmen on board lost their lives.  Source

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald, via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1885, German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveiled the world’s first motorcycle. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1925, Richard Burton, Welsh stage and motion-picture actor, was born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. He died in 1984. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street” premiered on PBS TV! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2014, Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was arrested following an alleged air rage incident on a flight from the United States.Ms O’Riordan was detained after a stewardess was reportedly attacked in the business section on an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon, County Clare. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 10, 1954: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia. Image credit: Famartin, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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