Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Tag: cyclone

  • The Two Buttes Cyclone: Aug 1917

    During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, newspapers and the general public in the United States often referred to tornadoes as “cyclones.” This can be attributed to a misunderstanding of the terms and a general lack of knowledge about the distinct differences between these two weather phenomena at the time. As meteorology advanced and…