It's been 35 years since one of the 10 costliest tornadoes to hit the United States in modern history barreled down on Wichita Falls.
Fifty years ago, the most powerful tornado ever to hit Wichita Falls tore through the northern part of the city, and Sheppard Air Force Base.
Recently discovered photos of 1979 Wichita Falls tornado.
On this day 33 years ago, Texoma was devastated by a series of tornadoes. A total of 57 people were killed that "Terrible Tuesday". Jerry Smith, a KFDX reporter at the time, gives a behind-the-scenes look at what was going on as news crews struggled to report the devastation.
Here is a clip from the TV show, Real People that shows how the people of Wichita Falls kept a little sense of humor throughout the devastation of "Terrible Tuesday"