On This Day: September 7

Tornado Talk Summary

Per the NHC report on Hurricane Frances in 2004, “A total of 101 tornadoes have been reported in association with Frances – 23 in Florida, 7 in Georgia, 45 in South Carolina, 11 in North Carolina, and 15 in Virginia. Many of the tornadoes occurred in an outbreak over South and North Carolina on 7 September.” We look at one of those tornadoes in this summary. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

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

September 7, 1893: A hurricane-spawned tornado moved north-northwest at Lockport, LA in LaFourche Parish. Five homes were destroyed and a hotel was badly damaged. “A barber rushed into the street to rescue a child. The child was uninjured but the barber was killed by flying debris.” Four others were killed including two nuns at the Convent of the Immaculate Conception. 

Twister From The 2000s

On September 7, 2002, Tropical Storm Fay produced several tornadoes in Texas. One of which rated F0, touched down briefly near Boling, TX. A mobile home was destroyed, and three others were damaged. Source.  

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 7, 1998, two derechos moved across the northeast. They are known as the “Labor Day Derechos”. New York was the hardest-hit area. Between the two derechos, countless trees were downed, and thousands of buildings were damaged. In the New York City Metro alone, 4 people were killed, and 62 others were injured. More information can be found at the SPC

Map of the "Labor Day Derechos" via the SPC.

Pieces of the Past

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

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

In 1888, Edith Eleanor McLean was 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com!

Famous Birthday

Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), was born in Greenwich, New York on this day in 1860. She died in 1961. Source:  Britannica.

Film and TV

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) mad its debut on this day in 1979. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

In 1978, Keith Moon drummer with The Who, died of a overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism. A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved. Moon had attended a party the night before organised by Paul McCartney for the launch of the The Buddy Holly Story movie. He played on all The Who albums from their debut, 1965’s My Generation, to 1978’s Who Are You, which was released two weeks before his death. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

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