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This Day in Weather History: May 18th

A tornado in Goliad kills 114 and Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington

It was on this day in 1902 that one of Texas’s deadliest tornadoes touched down in Goliad (it is tied with the Waco tornado of 1953). The F4 twister killed 114 and caused widespread damage. In 1980, Mount St. Helens also erupted on this date. The volcanic explosion was the largest in United States history and killed 57 people.


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