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Weather on This Date - May 10




Today in Weather History
for May 10 

May 10, 1905 
A deadly tornado hit the town of Snyder, OK, killing 87 persons. The tornado leveled 100 homes in Snyder, and destroyed many others. The large and violent tornado killed a total of 97 persons along its 40 miles path across southwestern Oklahoma. Its roar could reportedly be heard up to twelve miles away. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) 

May 10, 1966 
Morning lows of 21 degrees at Bloomington-Normal and Aurora, IL, established a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel) 

May 10, 1987 
Summer-like "Father's Day" type weather prevailed in the north central and western U.S. for "Mother's Day", as seventeen cities reported record high temperatures for the date. Jamestown ND soared to a record high of 96 degrees. Thunderstorms along the Central Gulf Coast deluged Lillian AL with 14.5 inches of rain, and nearby Perdido Key FL with 12.8 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) 

May 10, 1988 
Thunderstorms produced hail and high winds over the Atlantic Coast Region and the Gulf Coast States marking the end of a five day episode of severe weather associated with a cyclone tracking out of the Great Basin into southeastern Canada. (The National Weather Summary) 

May 10, 1989 
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front crossing the Plateau Region produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Butte MT, and gusts to 77 mph at Choteau MT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

May 10, 1990 
A spring storm produced heavy snow in Upper Michigan and eastern Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 12 inches at Marquette MI, with eight inches reported at Muskego WI and Hartford WI. The heavy wet snow, and winds gusting to 35 mph, damaged or destroyed thousands of trees, and downed numerous power lines. Total damage from the storm was more than four million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) 

May 10, 2009
A slow moving cold front finally drifted into central Georgia and scattered thunderstorms developed along the front during the afternoon and evening. In Pulaski County, extensive wind damage occurred in the northern part of the county. More than two dozen trees were downed. At least one structure suffered substantial damage when a tree fell on the structure. Several homes on the northwest side of Hawkinsville sustained minor to moderate roof damage when shingles or portions of the roofs were torn off the homes. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou





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