On This Day: November 30

Tornado Talk Summary

Just after midnight on November 30, 2016, an EF3 tornado crossed through parts of Jackson and DeKalb Counties in Alabama. This was one of 39 tornadoes, during a 2-day outbreak. There was significant damage in the towns of Rosalie and Ider. Sadly, four people were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

Grazulis has no entries on this date before 1950. 

Twister From The 2000s

November 30, 2018: An EF2 tornado tracked for 47 miles across Sequoyah, Cherokee, Adair, and Delaware Counties in eastern Oklahoma. Five people were injured as dozens of homes, cabins, and trailers were ripped apart. Extensive tree damage also occurred along the path. Source

A home along Tenkiller Lake that was destroyed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).
A home near Proctor that was unroofed. 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 30, 1784: One of America’s first weather observers, John Jeffries, ascended in a balloon to gather meteorological data. He was the first person to use a balloon for this purpose. Source

Portrait of John Jeffries, 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 1487, the first German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated in Munich by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1835, Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, was born in Florida, Missouri. He died in 1910. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1993, “Schindler’s List”, American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including ‘Beat It’, which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather on ‘Billie Jean’. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A low-end EF2 tornado tracks through northwestern Van Buren, Arkansas on November 30, 2018. Numerous homes were damaged, some severely. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and several power poles were snapped. 2 people were injured. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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