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October 10th

Local and Regional Events:

October 10, 1928:

The temperature reached 90 degrees at Minneapolis, Minnesota their latest such reading on record.


October 10, 1982:

October 8th through October 10th, 1982 record amounts of snow piled up in the northern Black Hills. Not only was the storm an unprecedented breaker because it came so early in the season, but it was also a record snowfall producer for any time of year. Amounts of three to six feet were common across the northern hills. On October 9th, 1982 thirty-two inches of snow buried Lead. The thirty-two inches that day is the most on record for a 24 hour period in South Dakota.


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 October 10th:

1780: The Great Hurricane of 1780 made landfall on the island of Barbados on this day with estimated wind gusts of 200 mph. This hurricane went on to affect the islands of St. Vincent where only 14 of 600 homes stood at Kings Town. St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, and Puerto Rico were all impacted by this hurricane. This storm is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record with between 20,000 and 22,000 deaths. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Above are estimated Hurricane tracks of 1780.


1949: A rapidly deepening area of low pressure produced gale to hurricane force winds across much of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan, and the Dakotas. Sustained 1-minute winds reached 85 mph at Rochester, MN and 79 mph at La Crosse, WI during the early afternoon. Winds gusts were as high as 100 mph. This storm produced extensive damage to buildings and power lines. Also, many corn crops were flattened. Click HERE for more information from Minnesota’s Department of National Resources.


2009: Nome, Alaska, experiences its first ever October thunderstorm with five lightning strikes between 8 and 9 PM ADT.

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