This Day in Weather History: April 10th

An F4 tornado plows through Wichita Falls, Texas

It was on this day in 1979, that a massive tornado resulted in major destruction in Wichita Falls, Texas.
It was on this day in 1979, that a massive tornado resulted in major destruction in Wichita Falls, Texas.

It was on this day in 1979, that a massive, 1.5 mile wide, F4 tornado ripped though Wichita Falls, Texas. It remains the 5th deadliest tornado in Texas history.


About the Author:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.