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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stormy Weather

Way back in 1840 Natchez experienced some of the scariest weather possible -- an F5 tornado that stretched all the way across the river and still some, and was so powerful, it killed more people than it injured. If you've never read his columns on Natchez history and the surrounding area, Stanley Nelson provides some of the most well-researched, most fascinating accounts about this country's beginnings in The Concordia Sentinel.

The tornado story gives first-hand accounts in two parts, which you can read here and here.

Image ID: wea00218, Historic NWS Collection
Location: Near Jasper, Minnesota
Photo Date: 1927 July 8

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