March 10 Weather

...1912... The barometric pressure reached 29.26 inches at Los Angeles CA, and 29.46 inches at San Diego CA, setting all-time records for those two locations.

...1922... Dodge City KS reported a record 24 hour total of 17.5 inches of snow.

...1960... A heavy snowstorm left 10 inches in Georgia, 22 inches in Tennessee, 24 inches in Kentucky and 15 inches in Virginia. Many buildings collapsed from the weight of the snow

...1974... A wind gust of 52 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 50 miles per hour set in 1933.

...1986... Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes hit Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. A total of 19 tornadoes occurred. 3 of the tornadoes in Indiana reached F3 (winds 158-206 mph) in intensity. A densely populated subdivision of southeast Lexington, Kentucky was heavily damaged by a tornado. 20 people were injured and 900 homes were damaged or demolished. A very strong thunderstorm downburst hit the Cincinnati area. At the Greater Cincinnati Airport, windows were blown out of the control tower, injuring the 6 controllers on duty. At Newport, Kentucky, 120 houses were destroyed from winds estimated from 100 to 140 mph.

...1987... Strong northwesterly winds ushered arctic air into the eastern U.S. Gales lashed the middle and northern Atlantic coast. Winds gusted to 50 mph at Manteo NC and Cape Hatteras NC.

...1988... A winter storm produced snow and high winds in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 42 inches at Alta, with 36 inches reported at the Brian Head Ski Resort in 24 hours. Winds gusted to 72 mph at La Junta CO and Artesia NM.

...1989... Thirty-four cities in the central and southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The high of 85 degrees at Hanksville UT was a record for March, and Pueblo CO equaled their March record of 86 degrees. Hill City KS warmed from a morning low of 30 degrees to an afternoon high of 89 degrees.

...1990... Thunderstorms developing along a warm front produced severe weather from southeast Iowa to central Indiana and north central Kentucky. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Fort Knox KY, and hail two inches in diameter west of Lebanon IN. Evening thunderstorms over central Oklahoma deluged Guthrie with 4.5 inches of rain.

...1994... 2.44 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of 2.41 inches set in 1893.

...1996... The barometric pressure climbed to 30.88 inches, breaking the record of 30.60 set in 1908.

...2010... As many as four people are injured, one is killed and homes were damaged in Center Hill and Pearson, AR, by an EF2 tornado.

...2016... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island climbed to 67 degrees, shattering the prvious record of 57 degrees, set in 1955 and 1936.

...2017... 5.3 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island, establishing the record high for the date. Previous high was 4.6 inches set back in 1907.

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