December 10 Weather History

...1699... A severe ice storm hit Boston MA causing much damage to orchards.

...1902... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island was 4 degrees, breaking the record of 12 degrees set in 1900.

...1919... A 28 inch snowfall in 24 hours at Bend, Oregon set a new 24 hour snowfall record for the state.

...1946... The temperature at New York City soared to 70 degrees.

...1936... The rainfall at Newport, Rhode Island was 2.76 inches, breaking the old record of .90 inches set back in 1919.

...1949... The barometric pressure at Las Vegas NV reached a record low reading of 29.17 inches (987.8 millibars).

...1987... A cold front brought high winds to the eastern slopes of the Northern and Central Rockies. Winds gusted to 97 mph at Mines Peak CO. In Wyoming, up to a foot of snow blanketed the Teton Village Ski Resort, northwest of Jackson. Strong Chinook winds in the Central High Plains Region, gusting to 61 mph at Scottsbluff NE, warmed temperatures to near 70 degrees.

...1988... Squalls produced heavy snow in the Lower Great Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Ohio ranged up to 14 inches at Harpersfield, and totals in western New York State ranged up to 14 inches at Sodus. In the snow belt of Upper Michigan, the Ontonogon area reported two feet of snow in two days.

...1989... Heavy snow fell across the northern and central mountains of Colorado, with 24 inches reported at Steamboat Springs. Six to twelve inches of snow fell in the Denver and Boulder area delaying plane flights and snarling traffic. Heavy snow also spread across the Central Plains into the Mississippi Valley. Winner SD received 11 inches of snow, and more than ten inches of snow was reported north of Sioux City IA.

...1995... Intense lake effect snow squalls buried Buffalo, New York under 37.9 inches of snow in 24 hours -- the city's greatest 24 hour snowfall and biggest snowstorm ever. Watertown, New York recorded 39 inches of snow in just 12 hours, and had 4 inches of snow an hour for 6 consecutive hours.

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