01 April


US Weather events

US Weather events

1912 108 yrs ago
A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston, TX, breaking the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout. (The Weather Channel)
1923 97 yrs ago
"Residents in the eastern U.S. awoke on ""April Fool's Day"" to bitterly cold temperatures. The mercury plunged to -34 degrees at Bergland MI and to 16 degrees in Georgia. (David Ludlum)"
1987 33 yrs ago
Forty-five cities across the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 37 degrees at Apalachicola FL, 34 degrees at Jacksonville FL, 30 degrees at Macon GA, and 22 degrees at Knoxville TN, were records for April. (The National Weather Summary)
1987 33 yrs ago
A tornado touched down briefly during a snow squall on the south shore of White Fish Bay (six miles northwest of Bay Mills WI)
1988 32 yrs ago
A powerful spring storm produced 34 inches of snow at Rye CO, 22 inches at Timpas OK, 19 inches at Sharon Springs KS, and up to 35 inches in New Mexico. Severe thunderstorms associated with the same storm spawned a tornado which caused 2.5 million dollars damage at East Mountain TX. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
Up to six inches of snow blanketed the Adirondacks of eastern New York State and the Saint Lawrence Valley of Vermont. Up to a foot of snow blanketed the Colorado Rockies. (Storm Data)
1990 30 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Texas, from southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana to southern Georgia, and from northern South Carolina to the Upper Ohio Valley during the day and evening. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado at Evergreen AL, and there were more than eighty reports of large hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail north of Bastrop LA, and produced damaging winds which injured one person west of Meridian MS. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1884 136 yrs ago
Oakville, Indiana 2012 fatalities
Among contemporary meteorologists, this was considered one of the most intense tornadoes observed up to that time. Parts of Oakville "vanished," with house debris scattered for miles.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1946-04-01 12.28 UTC 74 yrs ago
United States (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.3
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)173
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)165

1968-04-01 00.42 UTC 52 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 30.2 km deep Magnitude: 7.5
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

2002-04-01 06.14 UTC 18 yrs ago
Papua New Guinea (map) , 81.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.3
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects36
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)36

2007-04-01 20.39 UTC 13 yrs ago
Solomon Islands (seeá2007 Solomon Islands earthquake (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 8.1
Secondary effectstsunami, landslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects54





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