Today is the anniversary of one of the worst tornadoes in Texas history and you can learn more about this historic Wichita Falls event this week.

April 10, 1979 or as Many in Wichita Falls Know It, "Terrible Tuesday"

Today is the 45th anniversary of an F4 tornado destroying many parts of Wichita Falls. 58 people in total were killed during this tornado and almost two thousand people were injured during the storm. They say the tornado at it's full force in Wichita Falls was 1.5 miles wide. During the time that it was on the ground, it went eight miles completely destroying everything in its path. The tornado caused over 400 million dollars in damage in 1979. If you factor in inflation, that's over TWO BILLION dollars in damages today.

Learn More About Terrible Tuesday This Friday

River Bend Nature Center is hosting a "Sip and Science" event this Friday, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Folks who attend can enjoy some drinks and hor d’oeuvres while learning about this important day in Wichita Falls history. Former KAUZ meteorologist John Cameron will be hosting the event and he is someone who dealt with our crazy Wichita Falls weather for several years.

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Tickets are $25 per person, but if you're a River Bend Nature Center member, they go down to $20 per person. If you're interested in going to this event on Friday, get your tickets in advance at the River Bend Nature Center website. Below, I will put the most devastating tornadoes in Texas history, which this day did make the top ten list below.

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