... On this date in weather history...
In 1902... a violent F4 tornado struck the small Texas
town of Goliad... located in extreme south-central Texas.
Possessing a path 15 miles long and around 250 yards
wide... the twister killed 114 people which... at the
time... was the deadliest tornado in Texas history and the
11th deadliest in United States history. On may
11th... 1953... the Texas record of 114 deaths would be
tied by the Waco tornado but which had injured 597 more
and caused $41 million damage.
In 1980... Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington
state.Spewing ash and smoke to around 63,000 feet... the
Volcano killed 57 people.