On This Day: September 13

Tornado Talk Summary

There were 2 Texas tornadoes confirmed on September 13, 1974. The strongest is in the SPC Database as an F3. Thomas Grazulis lists the rating as F2. The tornado traveled 3-3.5 miles through parts of Fort Bend County hitting the Rosenberg and Richmond areas. The Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital sustained damage. Newspaper articles reported that there were no injuries at the hospital and many of the patients were transferred to a nearby nursing home. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 13, 1928: Several significant tornadoes moved through parts of the Plains on this day. Grazulis gave one that pushed through Yankton and Turner Counties in South Dakota an F4 rating. The path was 30 miles. Four were killed and 19 injured. It moved to the northeast from NE of Utica, passing nine miles West of Irene. In this area, an entire farm was swept away just as the family was heading to the storm cellar. A man and his daughter were killed, along with 100 hogs and 30 cattle. At another farm, a man was “carried a mile to his death after he hid in a granary which was swept up into the tornado.” Another woman died in Davis. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 13, 2017, an EF0 tornado/waterspout spun up over Lake Tahoe, NV. The tornado passed about 1 mile off the shore of Sand Harbor. It tracked for a total of 2 miles and dissipated before reaching land.  Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 13, 1988: Hurricane Gilbert roared across the Cayman Islands as a Category 5, with sustained winds of 175 mph. The pressure dropped to 888 millibars, the lowest pressure in a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean until Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Source

Hurricane Gilbert at Peak Intensity on September 13, 1988. Photo via NWS Aberdeen.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On September 13, 2017, nursing home inhabitants were rescued after losing their air-conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Florida. 11 died. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1969, Tyler Perry, American playwright, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director was born in New Orleans, LA. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1969, “Scooby-Doo Where are You” by Hanna-Barbera debuted on CBS in the US! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2000, Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan on this day in 1985 for the NES, which started the Super Mario series of platforming games. Image and details via Wikipedia.

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