On This Day: September 12

Tornado Talk Summary

Hurricane Carla continued to produced tornadoes in Coastal Texas during the wee hours of the morning of September 12, 1961. Our summary looks at two that pushed through Galveston, TX. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 12, 1949: An F2 tornado moved 6.5 miles across portions of Linn County, KS and Bates County, MO. Laura McGuire was at her farm south of Amsterdam, MO when it was hit and destroyed. Neighbors found her in a field 300 feet from the home. She died 15 minutes after arriving at the hospital. Eight others were injured along the path.

Twister From The 2000s

An EF1 tornado touched down briefly near Eudora, KS, on September 12, 2008. It traveled just over 1/2 mile, snapping trees and damaging or destroying barns and garages.  For more information, check out the NWS Topeka

Photo of the tornado via NWS Topeka.
Damage to a barn, photo via NWS Topeka.
A shed that was destroyed. Photo via NWS Topeka.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 12, 2006: 3-4″ of rain fell across Evansville, IN. This resulted in flash flooding. Numerous vehicles were stranded in the rising water. Homes and businesses also took on water. Source

Flooding in Evansville, IN, photo via NWS Paducah.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1504, Michelangelo’s statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

In 1931, George Jones, American honky-tonk and country singer, was born in in Saratoga, TX. He died in April of 2013. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

On this day in 1960, Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008, Kanye West was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after a row with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. The incident happened before he cleared security screening at the airport before boarding a flight to Hawaii. A camera valued at $10,000 was broken in the incident, according to an airport spokesman. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Radar image of an EF2 tornado that was spawned by Hurricane Ike near Mamou, LA, on September 12, 2008. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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