On This Day: November 2

Tornado Talk Summary

New Smyrna Beach, FL F3 Tornado – November 2, 1997: This late night tornado had a path length of three miles. The tornado strengthened to an F3 as it hit the Venetian Villas subdivision and the Diamond Head Condominiums. The NWS survey noted that many large, well-built homes were destroyed. At the condos, “high winds blew out exterior glass walls and blew furniture into the adjoining Indian River Lagoon.” 32 people were injured by this tornado. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 2, 1938: A possible F2 tornado struck portions of Haskell County, TX. A 3-room home was hit and swept away near Sagerton. A woman was hurt and later died after being thrown 100 yards. Her 2 children were injured. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 2, 2018, an EF2 tornado struck the town of Mt Airy, MD. It damaged the roof of a TJ Maxx and caused extensive tree damage; some of the trees were debarked, which garnered the EF2 rating. At Snell’s Nursery, several greenhouses were leveled, and water was completely blown from a pond. Source

Extensive tree damage in Mt Airy. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 2, 2010: Lightning struck a house and started a fire in Southlake, TX. $1,000,000 in damage occurred to the house. 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 1852, Franklin Pierce was elected as President of the United States. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1755, Marie-Antoinette, Austrian queen consort of King Louis XVI of France (1774–93), was born in Vienna, Austria. She died in 1793. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2020, Baby Shark by Pinkfong became the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1984, The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. was sentenced to a suspended six-year sentence and probation for the manslaughter of his son, Marvin Gaye. He later died at a nursing home in 1998. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 2, 2016: The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest Major League Baseball championship drought at 108 years. Image from Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA via Wikimedia Commons.

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