On This Day: October 13

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 35 tornadoes were confirmed to hit on October 13, 2014. Most were rated EF0 or EF1. There were three rated EF2 and we look at one of those in this summary. It moved 2.51 miles through parts of Little River County, AR. There were four injuries and one fatality. Read the full summary here

A double-wide manufactured home was completely destroyed with debris from the home being blown away. This damage was rated EF2. A vehicle was also overturned at this residence. A family of 5 was inside the home during the tornado. One person was killed and the other four were injured. Image via NWS Shreveport.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 13, 1902: An estimated F2 tornado moved east from the western edge of Madison County, OH to two miles north of London. An “old house” was leveled, a farm house was unroofed and there were uprooted trees. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 13, 2014, an EF2 tornado touched WSW of Monroe, LA, and tracked ENE for a little over 9 miles through town. Many homes, apartments, and businesses sustained varying degrees of damage. The West Monroe High School lost most of its roof. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 13, 2006: An early season lake effect snow storm dumped up to 24″ of snow in the Buffalo, NY metro. Source

Snowfall map via NWS Buffalo.

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 2010, the Copiapó mining accident in Chile came to a happy end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1925, Margaret Thatcher, British Conservative Party politician and prime minister (1979–90), Europe’s first woman prime minister, was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. She died in 2013. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1950, “All About Eve” directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter premiered (Academy Awards Best Picture 1951)! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1962, Don Everly collapsed during rehearsals on stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on the eve of a 22 date Everly Brothers UK tour. He was flown back to the US for treatment and the tour continued with Phil Everly performing solo. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1903: The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game. Image from Wikimedia Commons of a game in the 1903 World Series, presumably taken from the roof of the warehouse across the street.

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