On This Day: November 24

Tornado Talk Summary

A large tornado outbreak occurred on November 23 and 24, 2001. A total of 66 tornadoes were confirmed across eight states. 34 tornadoes occurred in the state of Alabama. We look at one of those in this summary. It was an F4 that moved 10.1 miles through parts of Blount and Etowah Counties. There were no fatalities and 22 injuries. Read the full summary here

House destroyed on US Highway 231 at Morton Rd. The tornado was at F4 strength here.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 24, 1949: A deadly F2 tornado moved from east of Hackneyville, AL to 8 miles NE of Alexander City. ” A woman and nine children died when their small home was picked up and thrown into another home over 150 yards away. Residents of the second home were injured.”  

Twister From The 2000s

On November 24, 2001, an F4 tornado tracked for 32 miles through Washington and Bolivar Counties in Mississippi. Several homes were leveled, and 48 people were injured. Source

A home in Bolivar county that was leveled. Photo via NWS Jackson.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 24, 1950: An ice storm crippled Altoona, PA. Up to 4″ of ice accretion caused massive tree and power-line destruction. Even high-tension metal truss towers were brought down. Source

Clipping from the Altoona Mirror via newspaperarchive.com courtesy of Tornado Talk writer, Nick Wilkes.

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 1974, Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1864, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French artist who observed and documented with great psychological insight the personalities and facets of Parisian nightlife and the French world of entertainment in the 1890s, was born in Albi, France. He died in 1901. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1979, “Salem’s Lot”, American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea lost his multi-million pound house in a wildfire that swept through Malibu, 53 other properties were destroyed by the blaze. Flea told the Los Angeles Times the $4.8m (£2.3m) property was “burnt to a crisp”.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A violent F4 tornado, one of three on November 24, 2001, plows through the town of Madison, Mississippi. 47 homes were destroyed, with some leveled. 2 people were killed, and 21 others were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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