On This Day: October 9

Tornado Talk Summary

The strongest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma for the month of October occurred on October 9, 2001. Per the NWS Norman, five supercells produce a total of 19 confirmed tornadoes. Three of these were given a rating of F3 and all three moved through a part of Washita County. The first F3 formed in NE Beckham County near Elk City. It tracked NE for 11 miles through parts of Washita and Custer Counties. The second F3 hit in Washita County near Cordell. We look more closely at this event in this summary. The last F3 developed in Kiowa County near Gotebo and moved into Washita County. Read the full summary here

Image via NWS Norman.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

October 9, 1914: A possible F4 tornado moved from 2 miles NW of Commerce, OK to just SE of Galena, KS. Four homes were destroyed in Oklahoma and most of the 14 injuries were there. In Kansas, five of six members of one family were killed. Another woman was killed near Commerce, KS. 

Twister From The 2000s

On October 8, 2009, an EF2 tornado tracked for about 1.5 miles near Liberty, KY. Several homes, a church, and farm buildings were damaged or destroyed. Source

Debris strewn across the road, photo via NWS Louisville.
Destroyed barn, photo via NWS Louisville.
Busted sign at a church, photo via NWS Louisville.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

October 9, 1804: A hurricane transitioned into an extratropical cyclone. A 110 mph wind gust was recorded near Boston. Cold air on the backside of the storm produced heavy snow up to 48″ deep in some locations, and this was the first documented case of hurricane-induced snow. Source

Graphic via NWS Boston.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1992, a 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite landed in the driveway of Knapp residence, Peekskill, New York, destroying family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1948, Jackson Browne, German-born American singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1986, “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” premiered on Fox, first woman to host a US late-night TV talk show! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2003, Ambrose Kappos, 37, of New York, was charged with three counts of stalking and harassing singer Sheryl Crow. He was arrested after being accused of sneaking into New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom then trying to get into Crow’s limousine when she left the venue. Mr Kappos’ brother said he was harmless but “infatuated” with the singer. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

October 9, 1986: The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre. Image via Wikipedia.

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