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Pat Shingleton: "A Twister Picture"

1 year ago April 27, 2014 Apr 27, 2014 Sunday, April 27 2014 Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00:05 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Social media provides a needed addition to our weather presentations. Interactive platforms include photos received from our viewers during episodes of severe weather. As noted in a previous column, photographic technology increased after the Civil War. On August 28, 1884, F.N. Robinson, captured what was thought to be the first picture of a tornado in the Dakota Territory. Weatherwise Magazine published the picture, including a thunderstorm cloud, two funnels and a debris cloud that was part of an outbreak that killed six with property damage and loss of livestock. It was later determined that four months earlier on April 26th in Garnett, Kansas, A.A. Adams photographed another tornado, officially becoming the first picture of a twister.

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