Talk:La Plata, Maryland

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I just tried to correct the facts on the La Plata tornado, but I need to do the following:
get the date of the prior tornado
Confirm the death toll for the earlier tornado.

I'm pretty sure the 2002 death toll remained at 4.

Other things I'd like to have done: make a separate page for the two La Plata tornados, and link to it; expand that page to give some possible geographic factors for tornados forming off the Blue Ridge

Walt

The National Weather Service listed the death toll at 3 and not 4. According to the NWS Baltimore/Washington DC, the 2002 tornado caused 3 deaths and 122 injuries. Also the 2002 La Plata twister was one of only two known F4 tornadoes to have hit the state of Maryland. The other was on June 2, 1998 in Frostburg, which caused no fatalities and only 5 people received minor injuries.--Kevjgav (talk) 15:19, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

The first significant tornado to hit near La Plata since 1950 was an F2 in Bryans Road on June 20, 1978. This probably isn't relevant, though.--Kevjgav (talk) 13:03, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

origin of name La Plata =[edit]

Why was this town named La Plata? G Clark 01:21, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

When the railroad put up a station, it was just a road crossing in the middle of a field, so they seem to have taken the name from the farm that was there, which was La Plata. I've not seen anything on the origins of the name for the farm. Walt 11:37, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Thank you. G Clark 20:42, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Im a history major doing reasearch on charles county. One book on the history of charles county (published in 1958) states that the name of the farm was originally le plateau french for the description of that area (La Plata is on top a hill or plateau). Basically after years of being corrupted by local dialects it eneded up as La Plata and has no relation to the spanish word la plata "the silver"

I'm going to make the tornado a headline... I doubt anyone would call that an attraction.--Maddux31holytrinity 14:28, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Rating for 1926 La Plata, Maryland tornado[edit]

I also discussed this in Talk:2002 Midwest to Mid-Atlantic United States tornado outbreak that the 1926 tornado, according to http://roofright.com/blog/?p=502 was actually an F4 rather than F3 and I see that the statement mentioning the F3 rating is cited. However, the source is a chronicle of significant tornadoes whose ratings were given by Grazulis and I don't trust any of his tornado ratings. I believe that the F4 rating in the source I've given is more accurate and is the actual rating given by Ted Fujita.--Kevjgav (talk) 10:59, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

When there are only a few sources, it's okay to cite each. There's no large body of sources to refer to here and point to a majority/consensus TEDickey (talk) 00:28, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

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