WX History: May 17th

1896: An estimated F5 tornado tracked 100 miles through northeastern Kansas and extreme southeastern Nebraska. Seneca, Oneida, Sabetha, and Reserve, Kansas sustained severe damage. While passing through Reserve, the tornado was 2 miles wide. 25 people were killed, and 200 were injured. Damage was estimated at $400,000.

 

May 17, 1896 Seneca KS Tornado Damage
The image above is Seneca, Kansas following the tornado.

 

Source: GenDisasters.com

1979: A reading of 12 degrees at Mauna Kea Observatory established an all-time record low for the state of Hawaii.

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