The Nations Weather


Friday, December 5th 2008, 6:37 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, a cold front produced scattered showers and thunderstorms over the Deep South and Southeast as it moved over the area. Rainfall amounts over 1.50 inches were measured in Greenwood, MS. No severe weather was reported. The same front brought scattered rain showers into the Northeast as well. Rainfall amounts were generally 0.25 inches or less. Further to the west, lake effect snow showers continued from Michigan to New York. The heaviest snowfall occurred in Michigan, where 4.70 inches of snow fell in 1 hour in Gaylord, MI. Snowfall accumulated 7.50 inches in 5 hours.

Over the central region, a cold ridge of high pressure brought partly cloudy skies to the northern Plains and Midwest, along with periods of light snow flurries. No accumulation was reported. Temperatures dropped into the single digits early in the morning across the same region. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly clear further south in the central and southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.

Across the West, snow showers developed along the Colorado Rockies. Snowfall totals ranged from an inch to over 10 inches across the area, with 10.1 inches in Boulder, CO. Dense fog kept temperatures down in the central valleys of California. Most of the rest of the region was fair with dry conditions.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............79 Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............80 Fort Lauderdale, FL

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............-14 Burgess Junction, WY

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-34 Buffalo, SD

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................48 Cutler Rainwise, ME

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.51 Greenwood, MS

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1941, the high temperature at Enosburg Falls, VT set a record for the warmest temperature for the state in the month of December at 72 degrees.

In 1952, a violent tornado hit Vicksburg, MS. 38 people died and 270 were injured.

In 1984, 10 inches of snow fell at Skiatook, OK.

DTN-Meteorlogix

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