WX History: June 25th

1957: Hurricane Audrey moved northward, slowly strengthening until the 26th. At that time, a strong upper-level trough led to its acceleration and the hurricane deepened rapidly on its final approach to the Texas/Louisiana border. Audrey became the strongest hurricane on record for the month of June upon landfall, as it reached category four strength. Its acceleration was unanticipated, and despite hurricane warnings in place, 418 people perished in the storm, mainly across southwest Louisiana.

 

June 25, 1957 Hurricane Audrey
Radar image of Hurricane Audrey on June 27, 1957, shortly before landfall.

 

Source(s): History.com and Weather Underground.

1967: Three, F3 tornadoes crossed the Netherlands on this day. The first tornado touched down at 4:17 PM in Oostmalle. This storm destroyed the church and the center of the village. More than half of the 900 homes in the community were damaged with 135 completely gone. The second tornado touched down near Ulicoten and tracked northward through woodlands area. This storm killed two people at a camping site near Chaam, Netherlands. The third tornado destroyed 50 houses in Tricht, killing five and injuring 32 others.

 

June 25, 1967 Tornado in the Netherlands
Tornado near Deil, Netherlands.

 

 

June 25, 1967 Tornado in the Netherlands2
The village of Tricht following the F3 tornado.

 

Source: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut.

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