WEATHER EXTREMES FOR SUNDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............90 Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............90 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............6 Saranac Lake, NY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............4 Frenchville, ME
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................56 Monarch Pass, CO
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........1.36 Dayton, OH
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Yesterday across the East, scattered rain showers fell across portions of the eastern Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic, as well as the northern Tennessee Valley. Some of the rainfall totals from this system included:
Location Rainfall (inches)
Dayton, OH 1.36
Muncie, IN 1.34
Eagle Creek, IN 0.91
Shelbyville, IN 0.83
Columbus, OH 0.50
Newark, OH 0.36
A ridge of high pressure was in place across the remainder of the East, bringing fair skies with dry conditions. Highs across the Northeast reached the lower 30s to lower 50s, and highs across the Middle Atlantic were in the lower 50s to lower 60s. Highs across the Tennessee Valley reached the 60s, and highs across the Southeast were in the lower 60s to lower 80s. Highs across the Great Lakes region were in the mid to upper 40s, and highs across the Ohio Valley were in the mid 40s to upper 60s.
Across the western two-thirds of the nation, rain showers affected portions of the Great Basin, the northern Rockies, and southern California. Rainfall totals were generally light, with Logan, Utah reporting 0.22 inches of rainfall and Pocatello, Idaho receiving 0.39 inches of rainfall. Evening rain showers developed over portions of the southern Plains and the middle and upper Mississippi Valley, but no significant rainfall was observed. Otherwise, fair skies with dry conditions continued across the western two-thirds of the nation with high pressure in place. Highs across the upper Mississippi Valley were in the mid 40s to lower 70s, and highs across the middle Mississippi Valley were in the upper 60s to upper 70s. Highs across the lower Mississippi Valley reached the mid 70s to lower 80s, and highs across the southern Plains were in the mid 70s to lower 90s. Highs across the central Plains were in the lower 60s to upper 70s, and highs across the northern Plains reached the mid 50s to lower 60s. Highs across the Rockies were in the upper 30s to lower 70s, and highs across the Great Basin were in the lower 40s to lower 60s. Highs across California reached the mid 50s to upper 60s, and highs across the Desert Southwest were in the 70s. Highs across the Pacific Northwest were in the mid 40s to mid 50s.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1906, the temperature rose to 106 degrees in Craftonville, California, a record high for November for the United States.
In 1959, a winter storm buried Helena, Montana under 21.5 inches of snow, a 24 hour snowfall record for the city. It surpassed the old record by 7 inches.
In 1980, a rain band from Hurricane Jeannie dumped 23.28 inches of rainfall on Key West, Florida, in 24 hours. This was a 24 hour record for the city.
FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION:
A warm front is over eastern Wisconsin, southern Michigan, northern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.
A cold front is draped across western Wisconsin, Iowa, northern Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southeastern California.
An occluded front is over northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST:
Across the eastern half of the country today, rain showers and thunderstorms will develop along a frontal boundary located over the Midwest and central and eastern Great Lakes. No severe weather is expected, and rainfall amounts will generally be less than an inch. Showers and thunderstorms will also be possible over the lower Mississippi Valley and southern Plains, but these storms will be very isolated in nature. Skies will be sunny to partly cloudy and dry over New England, the Upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Temperatures will rise into the 40s in northern New England; 50s in the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Upper Midwest; 60s in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Ohio Valley; 70s in the Southeast and along the Gulf Coast; with 80s in Texas.
Over the western half of the country, a low pressure system will move through the Rockies and into the central Plains. Rain and snow showers will develop. Snow accumulations are expected to be an additional 2 inches or less over most of the area, with a few locally higher amounts. A Pacific storm system will bring rain and higher elevation snowfall to the Pacific Northwest. Snowfall over 4 inches will be possible in the Cascades. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy over the northern Rockies, southern California, Great Basin, northern Plains and Desert Southwest. Highs will rise into the 30s and 40s in the central Rockies and higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest; 50s in the northern Rockies and Great Basin; 60s in the southern Rockies and central California; with 70s in the Desert Southwest.
Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.