Two tornadoes are found in The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) database for October 8, 1958: An F2 in Illinois and the topic of our summary, an F3 that traveled through parts of Nodaway, Worth and Harrison Counties. Gathering details from all of our sources, the tornado moved east-southeast from Pickering through the southern part of Parnell to about 8 miles southeast of Grant City. From here, it tracked northeast to near Eagleville. Seven were injured and two were killed. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
October 8, 1797: Grazulis documents a tornado near North Salem, NY. Homes and a barns were destroyed here, with “materials and furnture scattered in all directions and for great distances.” Total of six injuries. Estimated 10 mile path.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 2020, English musician and songwriter Brian Locking died age 81. He was the bassist with The Wildcats in 1956 and The Shadows, between 1962 and 1963. During his time with the Shadows he appeared with Cliff Richard in the musical film Summer Holiday. Locking also toured as aa session player with artist’s including Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran and Joe Brown, as well as Conway Twitty and Brenda Lee. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
Note: There are some images/videos in our summaries that were licensed to us to be used only on this website. If you would like to use an image/video in your project or blog, please contact us and we will grant permission if possible.
Newspaper clips are embedded via newspapers.com. Please see their terms and conditions.