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!
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.
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.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
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!
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!
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