The Nations Weather


Thursday, March 19th 2009, 7:36 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the eastern half of the country, a cold front swept across much of the eastern and central US. Temperatures were cooler yesterday behind this front across much of the Upper and Mid-MS Valleys, Great Lakes, and the OH Valley. Warmer temperatures were still found ahead of this front yesterday ahead of this front across the Southeast, TN Valley, and Lower MS Valley. Showers and isolated thunderstorms also formed along this front yesterday that stretched from western New England to southern MO. Otherwise, showers persisted through the day across southern Florida dropping nearly 1 to 2 inches in some areas.

In the western half of the country, quiet conditions were found across the region yesterday. Some areas of light rain were still found across northwestern Washington yesterday as well as higher elevation snow showers in western Montana. Areas of isolated rain showers also developed across portions of eastern Colorado and western Nebraska late yesterday. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies were found across the remainder of the region yesterday.

WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............93 Yuma, AZ

.............................................. Indio, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............89 Laredo, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............9 Yellowstone Lake, WY

.............................................. Polebridge, MT

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............-1 International Falls, MN

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................47 Perry-Foley, FL

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.41 Pembroke Pines, FL

.............................................. Miami, FL

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1924, A snowstorm in Oklahoma dumps over 11 inches of snow in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

In 1935, Terrible dust storms occurred in southeastern Colorado from the 12th through the 25th. Up to 6 feet of dust eventually covered the ground. Many livestock were suffocated and 6 people were killed. Schools were also closed across the area.

In 1984, 10 to 20 inches of snow fell from a major blizzard across parts of Kansas and Nebraska on the 18th and 19th. Parts of northeastern Kansas were affected by a severe ice storms. Ice accumulations to 1 inch thick were common. A 1400 foot radio tower in Topeka, KS was toppled by an ice accumulation 3 inches thick. It would be 1 of Kansas worst ever ice storms.

DTN-Meteorlogix

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.