On This Day: September 27

Tornado Talk Summary

In today’s summary, we delve into the details of an estimated F4 that moved over 20 miles from Craig County in Oklahoma into Southeast KS in 1959. There is some confusion on how the tornado tracked and we explore that. F4 damage was found on 3 out of 5 farms SE of Oswego, KS. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 27, 1923: A home was leveled by an estimated F4 tornado five miles north of Seneca, NE. A couple was killed and their children injured. “The roar was reportedly heard for 10 miles.” 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 27, 2004, the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne spawned an F2 tornado near Ridgeway, SC. It tracked for 2 miles and destroyed five trailers and two frame homes. One person was killed, and 13 others were injured. Source

Destroyed trailers, photo via NWS Columbia.
Destroyed mobile homes, photo via NWS Columbia.
Flipped cars laying among the wreckage of trailers. Photo via NWS Columbia.

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, then raced northeast and made a second landfall later in the day at Long Island New York. Extensive damage from wind, storm surge, and flooding affected much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Source

Photo via Tornado Talk Main Writer Nick Wilkes, showing his Uncle and Grandmother in front of the ruins of the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, after Gloria's storm surge destroyed it.

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 1290, an earthquake in the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly killed 100,000 people. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1982, Lil Wayne, byname of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., American rapper who became one of the top-selling artists in hip-hop in the early 21st century, was born in New Orleans, LA. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1954, “The Tonight Show” 1st premiered on NBC hosted by Steve Allen! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 2008, Pink Floyd’s manager Bryan Morrison died after spending over two years in a coma. Morrison suffered severe brain injuries in a polo accident at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club, England in 2006, and never recovered. He also managed The Pretty Things and was a music publisher for Syd Barrett, The Bee Gees, Elton John, The Jam T-Rex and Wham! Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Photo of the Day

September 27, 1938: The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow. Image of RMS Queen Elizabeth in Cherbourg (Normandy, France) in 1966 via Roland Godefroy derivative work: User: G-13114, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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