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                   Weather History

February 10th

Local and Regional Events:

February 10, 1993:

Snow fell across all of South Dakota from the 10th to the 12th with over 8 inches occurring in south-central, west-central, and the southwest. Some reports included 13 inches at Harrington, 12 inches at Midland, 10.5 inches at Winner, 10 inches near Stephan, Ardmore, and Wagner, 8.5 inches near Lead and Milesville, and 8 inches at Mitchell and Usta.

 

February 10, 1996:

Across central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota, an intense area of low pressure and an Arctic high-pressure area created strong winds from 35 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph through the afternoon and into the late evening. These high winds combined with the falling snow and the snow already on the ground to create blizzard conditions and slick roads across northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Highway 12 from Webster to Summit was closed the evening of the 10th along with Interstate-29 from Summit to Sisseton. Hundreds of travelers were stranded at Summit for several hours until conditions improved. Some wind gusts included 61 mph at Mobridge and 66 mph at Pierre and Aberdeen.

 

February 10, 2013:

A very strong low-pressure area moving across the region brought widespread heavy snow of 6 to as much as 19 inches. Along with the heavy snow came very strong winds of 30 to 50 mph causing widespread blowing and drifting snow. Roads, highways, along with Interstates 29 and 90 were closed for a time. Schools started late or were closed on Monday the 11th. Click HERE for more information about this blizzard.

Local Climate Information:

Click HERE for daily climate information for Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, and Watertown.

Click HERE for daily climate information for Sioux Falls, Huron, Mitchell, and Sioux City.

 

U.S.A and Global Events for February 10th:

1921: The town of Gardner, Georgia was devastated by a massive, estimated F4 tornado that caused an entire section of the small town to disappear. This tornado killed 31 people and injured 100.

 

1959: St. Louis, Missouri was hit by a massive F4 tornado that killed 21 and injured 345. Over 2000 buildings were damaged or destroyed, including the St. Louis Arena. Click HERE for more information from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 

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Above is the St. Louis Arena after the tornado. The storm partly toppled one of the building's distinctive twin towers. But, despite a few gaps, the lamella roof stayed intact, a tribute to its engineering.

 

1981: A morning tornado at Bay Minette, AL struck the local middle school. The school's gymnasium was severely damaged, and 62 people were hurt, 44 of which were students. Click HERE for a newspaper article about this storm in the "The Tuscaloosa News."

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Newspaper photo of tornado damage at Bar Minette Middle School.

 

2010: Cyclone Pat slams The Cook Islands with 125 mph winds, which destroyed about 80 percent of the island of Aitutaki.

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Visible satellite image of Severe Tropical Cyclone as the sunset on February 10. The storm was near its peak intensity at this time and approaching the small island of Aitutaki. The image is courtesy of NASA.

Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.