On This Day: November 13

Tornado Talk Summary

Mason City-Hudson, IL F2 Tornado – November 13, 1951: This tornado (later rated F2) skipped its way approximately 50 miles through parts of Mason, Tazewell and McLean Counties in Illinois. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

No tornadoes listed in Significant Tornadoes before 1950 on this date. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 13, 2018, an EF1 tornado moved onshore at Atlantic Beach, NC. Several sheds were rolled over, and a few homes had siding damage. Source. 

Sheds that were rolled. Photo via NWS Wilmington.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 13, 1985: 4-8 inches of snow fell across portions of South Dakota. Wind gusts to 35 mph caused blowing and drifting snow that resulted in many car accidents. 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 1985, Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He died in 1894. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1960, a fire in movie theater kills 152 children in Amude, Spain! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2004, Rap artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard, (real name Russell Jones), collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York aged 35. A spokesman for his record company, said the rapper, had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him. ODB was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 13, 1927: The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City. Image credit: Blue Peep, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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