The Nation's Weather


Thursday, October 30th 2008, 6:28 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY: Thursday, October 30, 2008
   Across the East, lingering snow showers across the Great Lakes
brought a few more inches of fresh snow to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and
New York. The highest snowfall from today was Meadville, PA at 5.50
inches. Winds started to subside across the region during the day,
but high winds damaged trees across Maine early in the morning.
Further to the south, skies were sunny and clear over the
Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Deep South. Record low temperatures
were set in Florida, Alabama, and Kentucky as temperatures fell
into the 30s and 40s. Mobile, AL fell to 32 degrees; Orlando, FL
hit 43; while Miami Beach, FL dropped to 55 degrees.
   Quiet weather dominated much of the western two-thirds of the
country. Skies were mostly clear with dry conditions throughout the
day.
   However, a system brought cloudy skies to the northern Rockies
and Pacific Northwest, which also increased winds across Montana. A
record low temperature was set during the morning in Austin, TX at
33 degrees. Record high temperatures occurred in Bryce Canyon, UT
at 69 degrees; Sandburg, CA at 79 degrees; Lancaster, CA at 89
degrees; and Barstow-Daggett, CA at 92 degrees.

   WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............97 Bullhead City, AZ
      .............................................. Gila Bend, AZ
     ........................................ Williams AFB, AZ
      .............................................. Riverside, CA
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).... ..97 Bullhead City, AZ
     .............................................. Gila Bend, AZ
   .......................................... Williams AFB, AZ
      .............................................. Riverside, CA
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).... ......14 Embarrass, MN
       .............................................. Gunnison, CO
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)  ..13 Saranac Lake, NY
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................  ..65 West Quoddy, ME
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............        0.55 Meadville, PA

   ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
   In 1844, 30 inches of snow fell during a 3-day storm at Buffalo Barracks, NY.
   In 1925, the earliest measureable snowfall in Nashville, TN occurred.
   In 1947, the dense smog trapped in the Monongehela Valley near
Donora, PA for 5 days finally abated. 20 people were killed and
2000 were made sick by the particles trapped by a temperature
inversion.