This Day in Weather History: May 22nd

The small west Texas town of Saragosa is hit by a violent and deadly tornado

It was on this day in 1987, that a violent and deadly tornado struck the small Texas town of Saragosa.

It was on this day in 1987, that Saragosa, Texas was hit by an F4 tornado. It would kill 30 residents and injure over 100 more. Sadly, most of those killed were attending a Head Start graduation at the city’s community center. KSAT 12 talked to residents who survived the tornado and visited Saragosa in 2017 on the 30th anniversary of the event. You can read more here.

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.