On This Day: October 4

Tornado Talk Summary

Wayne, NE EF4 Tornado – October 4, 2013: This significant twister reached peak intensity at an industrial park and across the Wayne Municipal Airport. Max winds 170 mph. The Wayne tornado was the first EF4 to affect the state of Nebraska since May 22, 2004. We detail this event with numerous photos and videos here

A before and after GIF created with Maxar Technology satellite imagery viewed through the Google Earth Pro platform. The before image was taken on September 27, 2011, and the after image on October 7, 2013. At the top center, the location of Jim and Sandy Hoffman's home is labeled. Near the center is the ditch that John Dunning and Michael Anderson took shelter in. At the top left is the Wayne Municipal Airport. At center-right is the industrial area.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 4, 1848: No rating given to a hurricane-spawned tornado that destroyed three homes at Dennisville, NJ. A hat was carried six miles and part of a roof was carried four miles. Grazulis states the funnel may have begun or ended as a waterspout on Great Egg Harbor. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 4, 2019, a tornado touched down briefly near Tenino, WA. It caused no known damage, so it was rated EF-Unkown. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On October 4, 2005, Hurricane Stan made landfall near Punta Roca Partida, Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane. The heavy rain triggered mudslides and flash flooding, which tragically took the lives of over 1,600 people. For more information, click here

Hurricane Stan shortly after landfall, 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 1965, Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1923, Charlton Heston, American actor who was known for his chiseled features and compelling speaking voice and for his numerous roles as historical figures and famous literary characters, was born in Evanston, Illinois. He died in 2008. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1957, TV sitcom “Leave It to Beaver” debuted on CBS! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1970, US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Hurricane Opal makes landfall in Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on October 4, 1995. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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