On This Day: November 4

Tornado Talk Summary

Thomas Grazulis documented six tornadoes that occurred on November 4, 1922. We look at one of those twisters in this summary: An estimated F4 that moved through parts of Creek and Pawnee Counties in Oklahoma. There were 40 injuries and 11 fatalities. The path length was 25 miles and the width 300 yards. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

Grazulis documents another significant tornado in Oklahoma on this day in 1905! It moved 3 miles across portions of Kiowa and Washita Counties. At least 9 homes were destroyed along the northern part of Mountain View. 10 other homes were damaged. There were 8 fatalities and 16 injuries.  Rating given: F3

Twister From The 2000s

On November 4, 2013, an EF0 waterspout tracked for 0.75 miles across Flathead Lake, MT. At times it took on a multiple vortex structure, and the funnel dissipated before reaching the shoreline. Source.  

Photo of the Flathead Lake waterspout via NWS Missoula.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 4, 1985: The remnants of Hurricane Juan triggered “The Election Day Flood” across the Mid-Atlantic. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia were particularly hard hit. Over 3,000 homes were destroyed in both Virginia and Pennsylvania, and over 13,000 were destroyed in West Virginia. There was over $1.4 billion in damage, and sadly 62 people lost their lives. Source

A destroyed railroad bridge in Rowlesburg, WV. 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 1333, flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1969, Matthew McConaughey, American actor whose virile good looks and Southern charm established him as a romantic leading man, was born in Uvalde, Texas. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1948, American humorist Will Rogers commemorated by US Postage Service on 3-cent stamp! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1998, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after an alleged drunken brawl with photographer Mel Bouzac at a London pub. Bouzac had been tipped off that Liam was in the pub wearing a Russian hat and attempted to take photos. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

November 4, 2015: A cargo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, killing at least 37 people. Image of the wreckage a year after the accident via Ziqo on Wikimedia Commons.

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