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myReport: A Look Back at the 1976 Cabot Tornado

"In the process of our office remodeling, I came across a series of photos of the Cabot tornado, which occurred on the afternoon of March 29, 1976."
Radar image, the old WSR-57 radar was in use at the time. It had a black screen and used six shades of gray and white to show the location of the radar echoes. (John Robinson, NOAA)
Radar image, the old WSR-57 radar was in use at the time. It had a black screen and used six shades of gray and white to show the location of the radar echoes. (John Robinson, NOAA)
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John Robinson is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) for the NOAA The Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in North Little Rock:

"In the process of our office remodeling, I came across a series of photos of the Cabot tornado, which occurred on the afternoon of March 29, 1976. (This was the first time I ever got to go look at tornado damage; I'm the last still-employed NWS employee at this office that was here when this tornado occurred.)"

"The photos were taken from the control tower at Little Rock Air Force Base. The tornado was rated F3. It killed five and injured 64."

"Our administrative support assistant scanned the photos, using the "restore old picture" feature."

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