On This Day: October 7

Tornado Talk Summary

A total of 9 tornadoes are found in the SPC Database for October 7, 1965. The strongest is listed as an F3 in Randolph County, NC. When we looked up this event in Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis, we immediately saw a difference. He has this event listed as an F1. Read more here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 7, 1931: A small home was destroyed two miles north of Rotan, TX by this F2 tornado. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 7, 2017, a waterspout spawned by Hurricane Nate made landfall in Gulf Shores, AL. It dissipated quickly after coming onto the beach and was rated EF0. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 7, 2020: A Derecho pushed across central New York and into New England, causing widespread damage along a 320-mile swath. Wind gusts were estimated up to 100 mph in parts of New York. Source

A billboard that was pushed over by the derecho in Johnsville, NY. Photo via NWS Albany.

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 1916, Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeated Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1954, John Mellencamp, American singer-songwriter who became popular in the 1980s by creating basic, often folk-inflected hard rock and presenting himself as a champion of small-town values, was born in Seymour, Indiana. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 2008, Music, podcast, and video streaming service Spotify was launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1982, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page was given a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possessing cocaine. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Hurricane Matthew passes offshore Florida as a Category 3 hurricane on October 7, 2016. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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