This Day In Weather History
Weather History for Thursday, December 5th, 2013:
In 1953, a violent F4 tornado tore through Vicksburg, Mississippi. The tornado killed 38, injured 270, and caused around $25 million damage. It was the worst damage sustained by the city since the 47 days of continuous shelling during the Civil War. It was the last killer tornado of 1953 and signaled the end of what is still the 7th deadliest tornado year on record. In fact, the 10th and 11th deadliest tornadoes on record occurred in 1953. The 10th deadliest was a frightening F5 that struck Flint, Michigan on June 8th, where 116 were killed. On May 11th, Waco, Texas was walloped by an F5 behemoth that killed 114. The latter tornado is actually tied with an F5 that roared into Goliad, Texas on May 18th, 1902 and are the 2 deadliest tornadoes in Texas history.
In 2003, a colossal snow storm hit the New England states where some areas were buried by nearly 3 feet of snow; 35 inches to be exact.