The Nations Weather


Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 7:16 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, a low pressure system sat across the Great Lakes throughout the day and brought heavy rainfall, snow, and high winds to the Northeast and New England. Rainfall amounts in excess of 2 inches produced flooding in Massachusetts and Maine. Wind gusts over 70 mph were measured in Maine. 7 inches of snow fell in 12 hours in Thompson, OH and Leroy, OH. Accumulations of 8.5 inches fell in Bayard, WV and 4 inches occurred in Greenville, ME. Further to the south, a few showers developed early in the morning through the Mid-Atlantic as a cold front pushed through the area. Rainfall amounts were less than half an inch. Skies were partly cloudy with mostly dry conditions over the rest of the region.

Across the western two-thirds of the country, skies were mostly clear with dry conditions over the Midwest, Mississippi Valley, Great Plains, and Rockies. Clouds started to push into the Great Basin as a low pressure system moved onshore, bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds to California. Showers also developed in the Desert Southwest and Pacific Northwest. The heaviest rainfall occurred in California, where over half an inch fell before midnight.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............82 North Island NAS, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............82 North Island NAS, CA

.............................................. Luke, AZ

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............-4 Embarrass, MN

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-11 Grand Marais, MN

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................77 Matinicus Rock, ME

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.80 Sunapee, NH

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1888, a late season hurricane battered the East Coast with heavy rain and high winds. The storm passed through Nantucket and Cape Cod, MA when crossed Nova Scotia.

In 1896, a Thanksgiving Day blizzard hit North Dakota, which was followed by severe cold. Temperatures dat Pokegama Dam, MI fell to -45 degrees.

In 1984, lake effect snow showers produced 20 inches of snow at Copper City, UT.

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