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This Day in Local Weather History ...
20 April 1904 → Bowling Green's coolest April high: 35 degrees.
20 April 1958 → F1 tornadoes were sighted in Madison County, KY and Washington County, IN.
20 April 1986 → A tornado of F3 strength produced damage along a 3 mile long path in Cumberland County. A farm was completely destroyed 3 miles north of Burkesville, and the roof of the house was set down 3 miles away. Twenty-five minutes later an F1 tornado tore an 8 mile path across the same county.
20 April 1996 → A tornado (F1) swept a mobile home into the air injuring 4 people near Goodnight, KY. Four minutes later, buildings on nearby KY 314 received damage. 118 houses were hit by downburst winds and an embedded F1 tornado just east of Mt. Washington, KY. 6 houses were damaged west of Greenville, KY due to an F2 tornado. Thunderstorm winds and an embedded F1 tornado ripped a path across southern Garrard County. An F0 tornado destroyed several barns between Hwy. 68 and Russell Creek in Green County. Finally, a tornado (F2) moved across the south side of Berea. The tornado damaged 800 homes and 40 businesses.
20 April 2000 → An F0 tornado struck southwest of Albany, KY. An F1 tornado destroyed a barn and damaged a house near Tablow, KY. An F1 twister injured 4 people near Willisburg, KY. Straight-line winds of 104mph damaged a department store roof in Paris, KY.
This Day in National/World Weather History ...
20 April 1920 → Tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama, killing 219 people. One F4 touched down in eastern Mississippi and then stayed on the ground for 130 miles, tearing through Marion, Franklin, and Colbert Counties in Alabama. Another F4 destroyed homes in the communities of Gurley and Brownsboro.
20 April 1990 → Lightning struck a building housing a fish farm in Arkansas, killing 10,000 pounds of fish.