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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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