A violent tornado moved through parts of Portage and Waupaca Counties in Wisconsin on September 26, 1951. It was 1 of 3 tornadoes confirmed on this date and 1 of 2 given a rating of F4. Most of the time, the tornado was in Waupaca County. Per Thomas Grazulis, three farms were swept away 3 miles north of the town of Waupaca. He mentions the tornado at this point was near F5 intensity. Tragically, 5 members of the Rasmussen family were killed at their farm home north of Waupaca. Mrs. Frances Melliet was also killed near Lebanon. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
September 26, 1898: A family of tornadoes moved southeast from St. Catherines, Ontario in Canada to north of Alden, New York. Six people were killed in Canada, a total of 50 injuries along the path. At Merriton, 12 homes, a school and a paper mill was destroyed. The tornado family moved across the Niagara River and Grand Island into the U.S.
On September 26, 2018, an EF1 tornado tracked for 3.75 miles through Columbus, OH, just east of downtown. Damage was mainly confined to snapped or uprooted trees, which fell onto homes and cars, and some garages were also destroyed. Source.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
On this day in 1981, American tennis player Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, MI, She has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other woman or man during the open era. Source: Britannica.
On this day in 1996, Police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple were away in Australia at the time of the raid. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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