On This Day: September 16

Tornado Talk Summary

15 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC Database for September 15, 2010. The strongest was an EF3 that made a trek from Meigs County, OH near Reedsville over the Ohio River into Wood County, WV near Belleville. The estimated maximum winds were estimated between 150-160 mph. Per the Storm Data entry, in Meigs County, 22 structures were destroyed or had major damage. This was mainly mobile homes or single family homes. Two people in Meigs County were seriously injured. Read the full summary here

EF3 Tornado damage near Belleville, WV

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 16, 1946: An F2 tornado moved north near Sidney, MT. A small house were destroyed and there were three injuries. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 16, 2006 an F2 tornado tracked for seven miles through Rogers, MN. A 10 year old girl was killed, and six other people were injured. Several homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. Source. 

Path of the tornado, via the NWS Service Assessment.
A home that was torn apart, photo via the NWS Service Assessment.
Damage to a home, photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 16, 1881: An early season snow fell across portions of Iowa due to a low-pressure system ushering in colder air. At Algona, 4″ of heavy, wet, snow snapped tree branches. Source

Map showing the track of the low-pressure system. Photo via NWS Des Moines.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1978, 25,000 died in a 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1925, American guitarist and singer B.B. King was born near Itta Bena, MS. He died in 2015. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1993, “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premiered on NBC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1970, Led Zeppelin won ‘best group’ in the Melody Maker readers Poll. This was the first time in eight years that The Beatles hadn’t won ‘best group.’ Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1975, Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia. Image: User:Nightstallion, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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