It was the second tornado to hit in a matter of days across the Naples area. The first hit on November 9, 1968 and resulted in two fatalities and 17 injuries. Two days later, another twister began off Vanderbilt Beach as a waterspout. It moved into North Naples destroying five homes and damaging 12 others. It skipped northeasterly across Big Cypress Swamp and struck a barn near Clewiston. Read the full summary about this second tornado here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
November 11, 1940: A possible F3 tornado moved 15 miles from near Longwood, MS to near Hollandale. “Every home in Longwood was unroofed or damaged.” 33 people were injured.
On November 11, 2015, an EF2 tornado tracked for 14.5 miles through parts of Wayne, Appanoose & Monroe Counties, Iowa crossing Lake Rathburn. Several homes and farms were damaged or destroyed. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
November 11, 1911: “The Great Blue Norther” swept across the midwest. It brought a magnitude of weather events ranging from dust storms to tornadoes to blizzards and frigid cold. At Janesville, WI, an F4 tornado devastated the town; one hour later, a blizzard hit. Source.
On this day in 1885, George Patton, U.S. Army officer who was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II, was born in San Gabriel, California. He died in 1945. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1969, The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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