November 10 Weather History

...1838... A severe storm crossed the Great Lakes region, and "swept lower lakes clear of all sails". 19 ships were lost and 254 men were killed in the storm.

...1915... An unusually late season tornado struck the central Kansas town of Great Bend killing eleven persons along its 35 mile track. The tornado destroyed 160 homes in Great Bend killing 11 persons and causing a million dollars damage. Hundreds of dead ducks dropped from the sky northeast of the track's end.

...1894... Newport, Rhode Island recorded a one inch snow depth, setting the record high for the date.

...1956... The low dew point fell to minus 4 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island which broke the record of 15 degrees set two years ago in 1954.

...1975... Another "freshwater fury" hit the Great Lakes. A large ore carrier on Lake Superior, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank near Crisp Point with the loss of its crew of 29 men. Eastern Upper Michigan and coastal Lower Michigan were hardest hit by the storm, which produced wind gusts to 71 at Sault Ste Marie MI, and gusts to 78 mph at Grand Rapids MI. Severe land and road erosion occurred along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A popular hit song by Gordon Lightfoot was inspired by the storm.

...1987... A cold front brought snow to the Appalachian Region and freezing temperatures to the central U.S. Up to nine inches of snow blanketed Garrett County of extreme western Maryland. Freezing temperatures were reported as far south as El Paso TX and San Angelo TX. Gale force winds lashed the Middle Atlantic Coast and the coast of southern New England. Thunderstorms brought fire quenching rains to Alabama, and produced large hail and damaging winds to eastern North Carolina. Ahead of the cold front, seven cities in Florida and Georgia reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 80s.

...1988... Strong winds circulating around a deep low pressure system in southeastern Ontario buffeted the northeastern U.S., with the Lower Great Lakes Region hardest hit. Winds in western New York State gusted to 68 mph at Buffalo, to 69 mph at Niagara Falls, and to 78 mph at Brockport. Four persons were injured at Rome NY when a tree was blown onto their car.

...1989... Strong southwesterly winds prevailed along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in Montana and Wyoming. Winds of 80 to 90 mph prevailed across the northwest Chinook zone of Montana, with gusts to 112 mph. Unseasonably warm weather accompanied the high winds. Shortly after midnight the temperature at Kalispell MT reached a record 59 degrees. Windy and wet weather prevailed across Washington State. Strong southerly winds gusted to 70 mph at Rattlesnake Ridge, near Hanford. Six rivers in western Washington State rose above flood stage between the 9th and the 11th of the month, following eight days of moderate to heavy rain. Rainfall over the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains between the 3rd and the 10th ranged from 14 to 24 inches. High freezing levels also caused the early snowpack to melt, adding to the runoff in the rain-swollen rivers. Damage was heaviest in Whatcom County, where the Nooksack River caused nearly six million dollars damage, mostly to roads and bridges.

...1990... A rapidly deepening coastal storm produced early morning severe weather in North Carolina. A strong (F2) tornado touched down on Hatteras Island. 3 mobile homes were destroyed and one man was injured from flying glass. The Cape Hatteras National Weather Service Office recorded a wind gust to 78 mph. Later in the day the storm moved into New England with heavy rain and high winds. Portland, Maine received 4.7 inches of rain with 5 feet of water reported in some of the city's streets. Wind gusts exceeded 60 mph on the Maine and New Hampshire coast.

...1998... An unusually strong low pressure for over land bombed out over the north central U.S. Duluth, Minnesota recorded a pressure of 964.3 millibars (28.48 inches) for its all-time record low pressure reading. The same record was set at Minneapolis/ St Paul, Minnesota with a reading of 966.8 millibars (28.55 inches). Very strong southerly winds occurred ahead of the storm. Mackinac Island, Michigan reported sustained winds as as high as 85 mph with a peak gust to 95 mph. La Crosse, Wisconsin recorded a wind gust to 93 mph.

...1999... The high temperature record was set at Newport, Rhode Island when the temperature peaked at 71 degrees, breaking the record of 67 degrees set back in 1948.

...2002... Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front and produced a widespread outbreak of severe weather including many tornadoes. The worst tornado damage was concentrated in Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama. A tornado rated as F-4 on the Fujita Scale struck Van Wert county in Ohio. In Tennessee, the community of Mossy Grove was nearly destroyed by a mile-wide tornado that claimed 12 lives. A major outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes occurred across the U.S. Tennessee and Ohio valley region on November 10-11, 2002, producing damage in 13 states. A total of 75 tornadoes touched down on Sunday 10th, resulting in at least 36 deaths

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