On This Day: September 18

Tornado Talk Summary

Republic (KS)-Hardy (NE) F3 Tornado – September 18, 1986: This was one of five tornadoes listed in the SPC database for this day. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes mentions this could have been an F4. There were several farms with extensive damage in Jewell and Republic Counties. More extensive damage occurred in Hardy, NE. 10 homes and businesses in the small town were destroyed. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 18, 1923: An estimated F2 tornado moved four miles from 8 miles NW of Olustee, OK, passing through the farming community of “Prairie Hill”.  The school and also two homes were destroyed. There was one injury.  

Twister From The 2000s

On September 18, 2019, Tropical Storm Imelda spawned an EF1 tornado in rural Harris County, TX. Several trees were snapped or uprooted, the metal roof was removed from a house, and a barn was destroyed. Source

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 18, 1926, a Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Miami, FL. Significant damage occurred as a 10-foot surge pushed across the area. 372 people were killed, and over 6,000 others were injured. For more information, check out the summary from NWS Miami

Damage in Miami Beach, via NWS Miami.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1793, US President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1924, Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), was born in Mission, Texas. He died in 2000. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1932, Actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the letter “H” in the Hollywood sign! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2014, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at no.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shake It Off’, becoming Swift’s second No.1 single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at No.1 in the chart’s history. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

In 1992, an explosion rocked Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers in Yellowknife, Canada. Image via Trevor MacInnis, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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