On This Day: November 6

Tornado Talk Summary

During the early morning of November 6, 2005, a devastating tornado traveled just over 41 miles from near Smith Mills, KY through southern Evansville, IN northeast to near Gentryville, IN. The tornado crossed the Ohio River three times. 25 people lost their lives along the path. It was the deadliest tornado to hit Indiana since 1974. Read the full summary here

Tornado crossing back into Vanderburgh County, IN and the south side of Evansville. Eastbrook mobile home park is devastated.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

November 6, 1885: A devastating tornado moved 30 miles through Dallas County, AL. Grazulis gave this twister an F4 rating. It moved north-northeast, 4 miles west of Selma. Tenant homes and numerous trees were levveled. “At least 30 homes, most of very poor construction, were swept away, and a half-mile swatch of forest was flattened.” 13 were killed and at least 400 injured.. 

Twister From The 2000s

On November 6, 2018, an EF2 tornado tracked for nearly 9 miles through Bedford and Rutherford counties in Tennessee. Several homes were damaged or destroyed, including one home that was flipped onto its roof. There was one fatality and three injuries from the tornado. Source

The house that was flipped upside down, photo via NWS Nashville.
A house that was unroofed, photo via NWS Nashville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

November 6, 1977: Heavy rain triggered the collapse of the Kelly Barnes Dam near Toccoa, GA. A trailer park and parts of the Toccoa Falls Bible College were inundated. 39 people were killed, and at least 60 others were injured. Source

A power pole, car, and trailer pushed together by the flood. Photo via the NOAA Photo Library.

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 1860, Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected the 16th President of the United States of America. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1946, Sally Field, American actress known for playing firebrands and steely matriarchs, was born in Pasadena, California. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1947, NBC’s “Meet the Press” debuted – US’s longest running TV show! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2007, Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor’s orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is “the last show I may ever do in my life”.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

An EF2 tornado passes by Estill Springs, Tennessee during the early morning hours of November 6, 2018. The tornado, whuch was on the ground for 40.59 miles, damaged or destroyed numerous homes along its path. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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