August 10 Weather History

...1856... The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane.

...1882... Sandusky OH noted a four minute snow squall during the morning, frost was reported in the suburbs of Chicago, and a killing frost was reported at Cresco IA.

...1896... The high temperature peaked at 96 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high temp for the date; it was latered tied in 1949.

...1898... The temperature at Pendleton OR climbed all the way to 119 degrees at set a state record.

...1917... Tropical Storm # 2 passed offshore  of Rhode Island, producing 1.15 inches of rain at Newport, Rhode Island.

...1924... Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman. Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.

...1936... The temperature soared to 114 degrees at Plain Dealing LA, and reached 120 degrees at Ozark AR, to establish record highs for those two states.

...1954... 1.34 inches of rain fell in one hour at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of .91 inches set two years earlier in 1952.

...1959... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric fell to 29.30 inches of mercury, shattering the old record of 29.60 inches set in 1954.

...1964... The morning low temperature dipped to 49 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of 54 degrees set in 1955.

...1976... After two days of heavy rain at Newport, Rhode Island today was a super windy day. The average wind for the day was 18.3 miles per hour, shattering the record of 11.2 miles per hour that was set in 1974 and the wind gusted to 52 miles per hour, shattering the record of 33 miles per hour also from 1974.

...1980... Hurricane Allen came ashore above Brownsville TX dropping fifteen inches of rain near San Antonio, and up to 20 inches in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Tidal flooding occurred along the South Texas coast. Hurricane Allen packed winds to 150 mph, and also spawned twenty-nine tornadoes. Total damage from the storm was estimated at 750 million dollars.

...1987... Unseasonably hot weather continued in the southeastern U.S. Ten cities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina reported record high temperatures for the date. Macon GA hit 101 degrees. A tropical depression deluged southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana with torrential rains.

...1988... Citizens of field WV, where the Chamber of Commerce provides free lemonade on days when the temperature warms into the 90s, were able to celebrate their record high of 90 degrees. Eight other cities also reported record high temperatures for the date, including Bismarck ND with a reading of 102 degrees.

...1989... Thirty-eight cities in the south central and southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Asheville NC with a reading of 48 degrees, and Victoria TX with a low of 63 degrees. Oklahoma City OK reported a record cool afternoon high of 71 degrees, and the daily high of 64 degrees at Raleigh NC established a record for August. In Arizona, a record sixty-four day streak of 100 degree days at Phoenix came to an end.

...1991... 2.97 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 2.52 inches that was set back in 1954.

...2007... Greer, South Carolina soared to 105 degrees for its all-time record high temperature.

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