On This Day: October 11

Tornado Talk Summary

In this summary, we look at an F3 that hit Franklin, IN on October 11, 1954. Per the Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS), this tornado had a skipping path of about 5 miles. Two people were killed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 11, 1927: A possible F3 tornado moved 10 miles from Dell to Blytheville, AR. Six homes were destroyed at Dell. Five were killed in three separate homes. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 11, 2002, Tropical Storm Kyle moved along the Carolina coast. An F2 tornado was spawned in Georgetown, SC. It injured 8 people as it tore apart 20 homes and destroyed 5 trailers. Source

A car that was flipped into a mobile home. Photo via NWS Wilmington.
Destroyed mobile homes. Photo via NWS Wilmington.
A damage house, photo via NWS Wilmington.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 11, 2005: Hurricane Vince weakened to a tropical depression and made landfall in Spain. Vince is only one of three known tropical cyclones to have made landfall there. The first one occurred in 1842, and the last one was Subtropical Storm Alpha in 2020. Source

Hurricane Vince at peak intensity on October 9. 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 1138, an earthquake hit in Aleppo, Syria. And estimated 230,000 people were killed. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt, American first lady (1933–45), United Nations diplomat and humanitarian, was born in New York, NY. She died in 1962. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950, The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issued the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2006, Madonna adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, Africa, the boy’s father, Yohane Banda, told reporters “I know he will be very happy in America.” The boy’s mother had died a week after he was born. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

A low-end F2 tornado embedded in a squall line impacts the Upper Albany West subdivision in northeast Columbus, Ohio on October 11, 2006. 67 homes were damaged, with 16 severely damaged and 8 completely destroyed. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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