Wind damage, an early season snowstorm and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 10.
1879 - Southwest Lower Michigan is in the midst of a long spell of warm weather. Lansing rises into the 80s for seven out of the eight days from October 5th through the 12th. This includes the record high of 84° on October 10th, which was preceded by a record 83° on the 9th and followed by 85° on the 11th.
1895 - The wood schooner Red, White & Blue, while carrying coal, was driven on Whaleback Reef near Menominee, MI in the bay of Green Bay by a gale. She was wrecked and broke up. Tow of the steamer Otego, she was bound Toledo for Green Bay.
1906 - An early season snowstorm drops 4 to 8 inches of snow from Ludington to South Haven. Temperatures plunge into the teens the next morning, killing thousands of fruit trees, enough to alter the agricultural economy of southwest Lower Michigan.
1949 - A three day period of record highs in Flint ended. Temperatures ranged from 84° on the 8th, 82° on the 9th and 85° on the 10th. Detroit sees a record of 84° and Grand Rapids 85° on this day.
2007 - Strong winds caused tree damage in Marquette in the evening. Strong winds broke a 12-inch diameter tree limb off near the corner of Pine Street and Lakeshore Avenue.