Thursday, November 17, 2005

November 15th

I was watching the Weather Channel last night when a really interesting fact came up about the date of November 15th. Traditionally we associate spring time as tornado season, especially in late April, May and early June. The fall is also a very volatile tornado season that runs from November into early December. Whenever warm moist air settles in over the southeast, then a strong cold front comes down from Canada with deep cold air, we get a severe weather event. November 15th is an infamous day in Tornado history. The breakdown of deadly tornado activity on November 15th goes like this.

November 15, 1987 - 19 Tornados in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana killing 19 and 292 injured.

November 15, 1988 - 44 Tornados in Texas to Illinois killing 5 in Arkansas and over 80 injured across the midwest.

November 15, 1989 - A deadly F4 Tornado with 260mph winds hits Huntsville, Alabama killing 21 and injuring hundreds.

November 15, 2005 - 35 Tornados in the Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana area killing 2.

Let's hope November 15, 2006 doesn't follow the streak that started in the late 80's. I have marked this on my calendar as a reminder.


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