On This Day: September 22

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the September 2006 Storm Data Publication, “On September 22, 2006, the WFO Paducah forecast area was struck by the worst tornado outbreak in its recorded history during the month of September. The first known F3 and F4 tornadoes, as defined by the Fujita Tornado Scale, in the month of September struck Perry County, Missouri and Massac County, Illinois. The combined result of these two tornadoes was about $8 million dollars in damage and eight injuries requiring hospital care.” Read the full summary here

An F4 tornado with winds estimated near 210 mph, moved through Crosstown, Missouri on September 22, 2006 which created intense damage and destruction to the area. (Photo courtesy: NWS Paducah survey team.) Extracted from September 2006 Storm Data Publication.

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 22, 1946: An estimated F2 quickly hit a home near Mableton, GA. The path was only 0.3 miles.

Twister From The 2000s

On September 22, 2001, an F3 tornado tracked for eight miles across Clay County, NE, and it caused extensive damage to three farmsteads. For more information, click here.  

Photo of the tornado, via NWS Hastings.
Damage to a farm, photo via NWS Hastings.
A grill embedded into a tree. Photo via NWS Hastings.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

September 22, 1890: A massive hailstorm buried Strawberry, AZ. The hail was still 12-18 deep, 5 days later. Source

Clipping via the September 1890 Monthly Weather Review (MWR).

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1975, a second assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore failed in San Francisco. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1958, Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor noted for his unique blend of opera and pop music, was born in Pisa, Italy. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1955, Commercial television began in the UK with the launch of ITV, soon aired the 1st advert on UK TV, for Gibbs SR toothpaste! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1985, The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people at the Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, the event had been spurred on by Bob Dylan’s comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers. The star studded line-up of country stars included: Alabama, Hoyt Axton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Rogers.  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

On this day in 1991, The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time. Photograph: the Israel Antiquities Authority 1993; photographer not named. - Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4551224

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