On This Day: October 6

Tornado Talk Summary

In this summary, we look at an outbreak of 11 tornadoes that hit parts of Arizona on October 6, 2010. This was the largest number of tornadoes to strike the state in a single day since records began in 1950. This was also the largest single-day tornado outbreak west of the Continental Divide. Read the full summary here

All 11 tracks using NCDC coordinates.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 6, 1900: An estimated F3 moved four miles across parts of Biwabik, MN. Homes and buildings at a mining camp were destroyed. Six members of one family were killed as their home on the Pike River was swept away. Four others were killed in the NW part of Biwabik. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 6, 2016, an EF3 tornado tracked for about 6 miles through rural Saline County, east of Salina. An anchored double-wide trailer was leveled, and a jeep was thrown 200 yards. Source

The leveled double-wide trailer. Photo via NWS Wichita.
A jeep that was thrown 200 yards. Photo via NWS Wichita.
Significant damage to a farm, photo via NWS Wichita.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 6, 1952, sleet fell across several towns in Arkansas, the earliest date that wintery precipitation has affected the state. Source

Graphic via NWS Little Rock.

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 2018, an oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1908, Bette Davis, versatile, volatile American actress, whose raw, unbridled intensity kept her at the top of her profession for 50 years, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. She died in 1989. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1960, “Spartacus”, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, premiered in NYC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1991, Michael Jackson gave away the bride at Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh wedding, held at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The Groom was construction worker Larry Fortensky, whom Taylor would divorce in 1997. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 6, 1683: Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America. Image of Cliveden, one of many historic houses in Germantown via Jack Boucher, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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