WX History: June 16th

1806: Great American total solar eclipse occurred from Baja California to Massachusetts with nearly five-minute in duration.

Source: GreatAmericanEclipse.com

1896: A tsunami ravages the coast of Japan killing between 22,000 and 27,000 people.

Source: History.com

2014: The Pilger tornado was the most intense of the family of tornadoes produced by the supercell. This tornado developed about 6 miles southwest of the town of Pilger and moved northeast directly striking the town. The tornado initially narrow and relatively weak significantly intensified as it neared the Elkhorn River and moved into town. The tornado cut a path through town destroying numerous homes and businesses. The tornado was responsible for 1 fatality in the town of Pilger and several injuries before moving northeast and weakening. As a weakening period, the tornado again intensified producing additional violent damage 4 miles northeast of Pilger. The tornado then narrowed, weakened and turned east wrapping around the developing Wakefield tornado before dissipating. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

2017: Mammatus clouds seen over the National Weather Service office in Omaha.

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