February 10 Weather History

...1868... The temperature of 32 degrees below zero recorded at Muscatine, Iowa on the Mississippi was the lowest for the period 1839 to 1965.

...1899... The temperature at Monterey plunged to 29 degrees below zero, establishing record for the state of Virginia.

...1909... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island soared to 57 degrees, breaking the record of 48 degrees set in 1898.

...1921... An F4 tornado devastated Gardner, Georgia. 31 people were killed and 100 were injured. A entire section of the town "literally vanished".

...1948... The temperature plunged to 32 degrees below zero at Bangor, Maine for its coldest temperature on record.

...1951... The high barometric pressure at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 30.86 inches, breaking the record of 30.77 inches set in 1908.

...1959... St Louis, Missouri was hit by an F4 tornado. Nearly 2000 buildings were damaged or destroyed and over $10 million in damage was done. 21 people lost their lives and 345 sustained injuries.

...1969... It was a stormy day at Newport, Rhode Island, the average wind for the day was 21.3 miles per hour and the wind gust was 53 miles per hour, both setting record highs for the date. The barometric pressure fell to 28.93, breaking the record of 29.14 set the year before in 1968.

...1973... A major snowstorm struck the southeastern U.S. It produced as much as 18 inches in Georgia, and up to two feet of snow in South Carolina.

...1978... The snow depth was 26 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 18 inches set in 1961.  As much as eight inches of rain drenched southern California resulting in widespread flooding and mudslides. The heavy rainfall produced a wall of water which ripped through the mountain resort community of Hidden Springs drowning at least thirteen persons. The storm was one of the most destructive of record causing fifty million dollars damage.

...1982... Bismarck ND experienced its 45th consecutive day of subzero temperature readings which tied the previous record long string of subzero daily lows ending on the same date in 1937.

...1987... A storm in the northeastern U.S. produced heavy snow in southeastern Maine. Grand Falls and Woodland received 15 inches, mainly during the early morning hours, while most of the rest of the state did not even see a flake of snow.

...1988... Bitter cold arctic air gripped the north central U.S. International Falls MN was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 35 degrees below zero. Record warm readings were reported in southern California, with highs of 78 at San Francisco and 88 at Los Angeles. San Juan Capistrano CA was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 92 degrees.

...1989... For the first time all month winter relaxed its grip on the nation. The temperature at Brownsville TX warmed above 60 degrees for the first time in six days, ending their second longest such cold spell of record.

...1990... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front continued to produce severe weather across the southeastern U.S. through the morning hours and into the late afternoon. There were a total of twenty-nine tornadoes in twenty-nine hours, and 245 reports of large hail or damaging winds. Pre-dawn thunderstorms produced high winds which injured at least seventy persons in Alabama and Georgia, and caused more than twelve million dollars property damage. A tornado at Austell GA prior to daybreak injured two persons and caused two million dollars damage.

...1994... A severe ice storm occurred over portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Heavy rainfall of over 5 inches in some sections resulted in one of the worst icing in many years for this region. Ice accumulation reached 6 inches in Mississippi, resulting in damage to 3.7 million acres of commercial forestland valued at an estimated $1.3 billion. Over 80,000 utility poles were pulled down by the weight of the ice. Some residents of Mississippi were without power for up to a month. Damage and cleanup costs exceeded $50 million million in Arkansas.

...2010... A second major snowstorm, dubbed Snoverkill and Snowmaggedon 2.0, further buries the Nation's Capital with 10.8 inches of new snow. Schools, businesses and even parts of the Federal government are shut down by blizzard conditions. The city now has a deeper snowpack, 28 inches, than the 20 inches in Anchorage, AK, or 27 inches in Marquette, MI.

...2011... The state low temperature record for Oklahoma was set when the temperature dropped to 31 degrees below zero at Nowata.

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