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September 10th

Local and Regional Events:

September 10, 1961:

In Webster between 1 and 2 am, a large farm implement was destroyed by a lightning-caused fire. Many implements, three cars, two trucks, as well as merchandise, were lost. Nearby buildings suffered damage from fire.  The torrential rains were helpful in reducing the spread of the fire.


September 10, 1975:

Large hail up to the size of 2 inches in diameter damaged many acres of corn, flax, and millet fields during the evening. The area between Volga and Brookings received the most serious damage.


September 10, 1988:

Lightning started fires in Todd County southwest of Mission that burned nearly 14,000 acres of grassland and 4000 acres of timber. The damages were more than 60,000 dollars.


Local Climate Information:

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

1960: The center of Hurricane Donna passed over the middle of the Florida Keys between 2 and 3 am on this day. Donna was a Category 5 hurricane over the Atlantic and a Category 4 at landfall. This storm caused the deaths of over 100 in Puerto Rico, 50 in the United States, and 63 in a jet crash. The plane crash occurred on August 29th as a French airliner was attempting to land at Dakar, Senegal during a “blinding rainstorm.” The storm was likely a tropical disturbance at the time of the crash. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in Miami.

Above is the hurricane track across southwest Florida on September 10th.

Above is the surface map of Hurricane Donna on September 10th, 1960 at 1 AM, EST.


1998: Tropical Storm Frances made landfall near Matagorda Bay, TX, causing the worst coastal flooding and beach erosion since Hurricane Carla in 1961. The storm's heavy rains ended a drought in East Texas but caused serious river flooding in parts of Texas and Louisiana. The highest rainfall total noted was 21.10 inches at Terrytown in southeast Louisiana. A major disaster declaration was issued for Cameron, Jefferson, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes in Louisiana.


Above is Tropical Storm Frances near peak intensity on September 10 at 2040 UTC. This image was produced from data from NOAA-14, provided by NOAA.


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