On this date in 1927, one of the worst floods in American history was unfolding along the Mississippi River.
Category: Met 101/Weather History
Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia was visited by a significant severe weather outbreak on Tuesday, April 20, 1920. It was one of the deadliest outbreaks in Alabama history.
The largest recorded tornado outbreak in Illinois history occurred during the afternoon and evening hours of April 19, 1996. The day started off with overcast skies and cool temperatures, but temperatures warmed and dewpoints rose as a warm front pushed its way through Central Illinois. Supercells started developing just after 4PM, and by the end […]
On this date in 1951, thick fog in the Gulf of Mexico precipitated the crash of major oil tankers off Morgan City, Louisiana. Only five crew members survived.
On this day 105 years ago, the RMS Titanic struck in iceberg in the chilly waters of the North Atlantic Ocean on it’s trip from Southampton to New York. Only 705 of the 2,200 passengers and crew survived.
With all of the waves of storms moving through Central Alabama during the first part of the month, I have finally grabbed enough time to put together this month’s version of the infographic.
On this date in 1953, an inadvertent observation led to the discovery of one of the most important tornado detection tools in history, one you hear about virtually anytime we have severe weather.
April 3, 1974 was the generational tornado outbreak for many of us. Until April 27, 2011, It was for me as well as J.B. and James.