On This Day: September 10

Tornado Talk Summary

On September 10, 1961, five tornadoes associated with Hurricane Carla were produced in Louisiana. Our Tornado Talk summary looks at an estimated F3 that struck the Kaplan area. Approximately 21 homes were destroyed, 55 were heavily damaged. There were 55 injured and an infant was killed. Read the full summary here

Hurricane Carla as seen by WSR-57 radar at Galveston, Texas. Arrow designates location of tornado which occurred near Kaplan, Louisiana. Monthly Weather Review, December 1962, p. 515.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 10, 1920: Grazulis documents an estimated F2 that moved about 4 miles through parts of Obion, TN. Two homes, several barns, a school and a church were destroyed. A man died in his home.  

Twister From The 2000s

On September 10, 2019, a large wedge tornado tracked east-southeast through central Goshen County, WY, for nearly 20 miles. Satellite tornadoes accompanied the main twister. Farm buildings were destroyed, and livestock was killed across the path. Source. 

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon dumped as much as 7″ of rain across eastern Ohio into Western Pennsylvania on September 10, 2018. Significant flooding was reported across the region. Source

The Rotary Park in California, PA was completely flooded on September 10, 2018. Photo via Tornado Talk main writer Nick Wilkes.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1953, Swanson sells its 1st “TV dinner”!  Source: onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

American Golfer, Arnold Palmer, was born on this day in 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He died in 2016. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1984, Alex Trebek debuted as the host of the game show Jeopardy. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1991, Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was released in the US. The unexpected success of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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