On This Day: November 27

Tornado Talk Summary

Eighteen tornadoes were confirmed across parts of the South on November 27, 1994. We look at one of the F3 tornadoes in this summary. It hit parts of Shelby and Fayette Counties in Tennessee and caused tremendous damage to the Germantown area. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 27, 1934: A possible F2 moved northeast through Desha County, AR. Two small homes were destroyed on the south edge of McGehee. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 27, 2005, an F3 tornado hit Plumerville, AR. A person was killed when their car was thrown from Interstate 40. Source

Metal truss towers mangled by the twister. Photo via NWS Little Rock.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 27, 1898: A nor’easter battered New England, causing extensive damage. At least 400 people were killed as over 150 ships sunk. 192 deaths occurred when the SS Portland was destroyed. Source

What is thought to be the last known photo of the SS Portland. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1942, Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist, singer, and composer, was born in Seattle, Washington. He died in 1970. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1961, KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1991, Freddie Mercury’s funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A strong F3 tornado tracks through rural Perry County, Arkansas on November 27, 2005. Hundreds to thousands of trees were snapped and blown down, while several houses were destroyed.Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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