Yesterdays Nations Weather


Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 7:01 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, scattered rain showers developed from New England to the Gulf Coast ahead of a cold front which moved into the Great Lakes. Strong and severe thunderstorms occurred in the Lower Mississippi Valley which spawned tornadoes in Mississippi and Alexandria, LA. Many storms produced wind gusts to 60 mph in Tupelo, MS; Yazoo City, MS; West, MS; and Shotsville, AL. The highest wind gust was in McComb, MS where 71 mph was recorded. Heavy rainfall created flash flooding in Mississippi and Alabama as over 3 inches fell across the region. Rainfall amounts further north in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley ranged from 0.50 inches to over an inch. Snow fell in Michigan and northern New England. The highest snow amounts fell in Michigan, where 10 inches were reported. Skies along the East coast were mostly cloudy with isolated showers.

Across the central region, the cold front pushed through the region and brought a mix of weather to the east. Snow fell as far south as Texas, with 3 inches reported in Pampa, TX and Goodwell, OK. Sleet fell in the late evening in central Texas. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow showers developed in the Midwest throughout the morning, which caused schools throughout the region to close. Snow showers fell from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes, with up to a foot in western Wisconsin. Meanwhile, ahead of the front, San Antonio, TX reached a record high of 85 degrees. Behind the front, skies were clear with cool conditions in the central and northern Plains.

In the West, scattered rain and snow showers developed in the northern Rockies and coastal Pacific Northwest as a low pressure moved through southern Canada. High pressure in the Great Basin brought fair skies and dry conditions to the central and southern Rockies, Desert Southwest, Great Basin, and California. Santa Ana winds developed across California with gusts to 76 mph in Chilao, CA.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............91 McAllen, TX

.............................................. Falfurrias, TX

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............91 Falfurrias, TX

.............................................. McAllen, TX

.............................................. Harlingen, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............-11 Saranac Lake, NY

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-24 Grand Marais, MN

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................76 Chilao, CA

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.72 Jackson, TN

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1699, Boston, MA got a severe ice storm which caused heavy damage to trees.

In 1987, Chinook winds up to 60 mph allowed the temperature to warm to 70 degrees in Scottsbluff, NE.

In 1995, Buffalo, NY was buried under 38 inches of lake effect snow in 24 hours, setting a new record. Watertown, NY got 39 inches of snow in 12 hours as snow fell at 4 inches per hour for 6 hours.

DTN-Meteorlogix

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