The Nations Weather


Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 9:03 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Lake-effect snows continued to blanket portions of the Great Lakes with copious amounts of snow. On the southern shore of Lake Michigan, totals generally ranged between 3 and 7 inches, although one band created nearly 10 inches of snow across Valparaiso, Indiana. Lake-effect across northern Ohio, western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania locally reached to 6 inches. Areas of Erie County in Pennsylvania were under one foot of snow, with accumulated snow nearing 4 to locally 10 inches in northeastern Ohio. Snowfall across western New York was generally between 2 and 5 inches. Snows across the Appalachians in West Virginia also slowly came to a close, but not before snowfall totaled between 6 and 20 inches.

Outside of lake-effect snows across the Great Lakes, winds were locally breezy across the New England coastline as a low pressure system gained strength in the near Atlantic. Wind gusts to 30 mph were reported across Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Winds were also locally breezy across the Plains and upper Mississippi Valley as a low pressure system spun up across the North Dakota/Canada Border. Highs were in the 70s behind the front, with some record highs set across Montana and the western Dakotas. The western states remained under dry conditions for the day on Tuesday.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............93 Riverside, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............93 Riverside, CA

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............2 Upson, WI

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-13 Marion, VA

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................56 Livingston, MT

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............0.47 Youngstown, OH

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1930, an unusually strong November tornado carved a 7 mile path in the early morning from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bethany, Oklahoma. Twenty-three people were killed, ranking it 9th in the list of 10 most deadly Oklahoma tornadoes.

In 1981, an unusually early snowstorm struck the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The snow was so heavy that it caused the newly fabric dome of the Huber Humphrey Metrodome to collapse.

In 2003, flooding impacted the central Appalachians and eastern Seaboard, with isolated 8-inch rainfall totals. The floods caused 11 deaths.

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