On This Day: May 10

Tornado Talk Summary

There were 37 tornadoes recorded on May 10, 2008. The strongest, an EF4 that caused extensive damage in the town of Picher, OK. 200 homes were destroyed here and 6 people were killed. Read the full summary here

Picher, OK (looking south)

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

May 10, 1880: An F4 tornado moved 20 miles through Scott and Morgan Counties in Illinois. “The tornado was at its most violent south of Pisgah.” 50 head of livestock was killed and 30 buildings were demolished. Seven people were killed and 18 injured.

Twister From The 2000s

On this day in 2016 an EF3 tornado tracked for 19 miles passing just north of Mayfield, KY. Dozens of structures including mobile homes, businesses, barns, and garages were destroyed. Several homes received major damage or were destroyed. Some cars were tossed around and lofted atop other cars or structures. Ten people were injured. Source. 

Photo of the Mayfield tornado via NWS Paducah.
A flea market that was leveled, photo via NWS Paducah.

Weather Rewind

Tornado and Other Weather Events From On This Day

On this day in 1982, an F3 tornado caused extensive damage to Tintah, MN.  Source

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1801: First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war). Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

Bono was born on May 10, 1960, in Dublin, Ireland. He is the lead singer for the popular Irish rock band U2 and prominent human rights activist. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1928: WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming. Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1985: All girl group The Go-Go’s announced they were breaking up. The members went on to enjoy solo success, (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) and the group reformed in the late 90s..  Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

In this image, there are four tornadoes simultaneously ongoing in the southern Oklahoma City metro on May 10, 2010. The northernmost tornado is the Moore, OK EF4; the middle tornado is the Dale, OK EF3; the bottom left tornado is the Norman, OK EF4; the bottom right tornado is a satellite EF2 that paralleled the Norman EF4. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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