On This Day: October 28

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 12 tornadoes pushed across parts of Texas and Louisiana on October 28, 1974. We look at a tornado given an official rating of F3 that hit Baytown, TX. It hit the south end of the Baytown tunnel at rush hour. A tunnel guard described the event, “It was just like a big vacuum cleaner.” At least a dozen cars were picked up at the end of the tunnel. There was one fatality. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 28, 1896: A possible F3 tornado moved 8 miles through parts of Lincoln County, OK. Four homes were destroyed near “Mitchell Post Office” int he northwest part of the county. The postmaster and his wife were killed in their post office home. Another man was killed at his farm. Grazulis notes, “other people may have died in this or in other tornadoes in the county, or in Payne County, this day.”

Twister From The 2000s

On October 28, 2020, a tornado spawned by Hurricane Zeta tracked for five miles across Noxubee County, MS. Trees were knocked over, and a couple of homes and farm buildings were damaged. Source

Debris from a damaged shed. Photo via the Damage Assessment Toolkit (DAT).

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 28, 2014: A man was killed 2 miles WNW of Gilkey, AR when lightning struck the tree he was sitting under. Source

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 2015, Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1632, John Locke, English philosopher whose works lie at the foundation of modern philosophical empiricism and political liberalism, was born in Wrington, Somerset, England. He died in 1704. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2019, Country of Georgia was hit by a massive cyber attack affecting 2,000 websites, TV channels and government departments.! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1978, The live-action movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, was shown on NBC-TV in the U.S. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall as a Category 3 hurricane near Cocodrie, Louisiana on October 28, 2020. Zeta was the latest major hurricane on record to affect the United States.Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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