Weather Information For Tuesday


Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 7:34 am
By: News On 6


WEATHERBANK, INC EDMOND, OK TIME: 4:00 AM EST DATE: 11/07/07

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............95 Chandler, AZ

............................................. Gila Bend, AZ

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............95 Chandler, AZ

............................................. Gila Bend, AZ

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............4 Minot, ND

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-7 Minot, ND

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................64 Holland Beach, MI

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..............1.42 Greenville, ME

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY

Over the eastern half of the country, a strong low pressure system moved across the Great Lakes. This brought rain, snow, and wind to the region. Heavy snow fell in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Location Snowfall Totals (Inches)

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Champion, MI 12.0

South Dayton, NY 8.0

Waterford, PA 8.0

Stockton, NY 5.5

Erie, PA 5.0 Winds gusted to over 50 miles-per-hour in Maine, Michigan, and Minnesota. A gust of 64 miles-per-hour was recorded at Holland Beach, Michigan. Over an inch of rain fell over a large area of the Northeast. Away from the system, high pressure dominated. Skies were sunny to partly cloudy across the Midwest, Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley, Deep South, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic.

High pressure also dominated most of the western half of the country. Skies were sunny and clear over the central and northern Plains, Rockies, Great Basin, Desert Southwest, and California. Clouds formed over central Texas throughout the day, and high clouds drifted over the southern Rockies. A system brought rain showers and cloudy skies to areas of the Pacific Northwest. Rainfall amounts were light.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

In 1940, the "Galloping Gertie" bridge in Tacoma, Washington collapsed after vibrating in high winds. The spans were evenly spaced, causing the bridge to sway wildly due to the resonance of the bridge. The bridge began to twist, and at one time, was 28 feet higher on one side than another.

In 1987, forest fires in West Virginia and Kentucky brought reduced visibilities to the Northeast. This was caused due to a temperature inversion aloft.

In 1989, a cold front moved through Mobridge, South Dakota. Behind the front, winds piled tumbleweeds 14 feet high.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A cold front is moving through Florida.

A stationary front is located in Wyoming and Montana.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

Today in the East, areas of isolated to scattered showers will continue across portions of New England and New York as a cold front exits the region. Light snow showers are expected through the morning hours, changing over to rain by the early afternoon. Lake-effect snow will be likely across western New York, northwestern Pennsylvania, and the northeastern corner of Ohio through much of the day, with an additional two to four inches of snow possible locally. Elsewhere, high pressure will settle in behind yesterday's cold front, allowing for clearing skies and cool, dry conditions across the Southeast, Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Mississippi Valley, and the majority of the Middle Atlantic region. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s in the Northeast and the Great Lakes; the 40s and 50s in the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic; the 50s, 60s, and 70s in the Tennessee Valley and the Deep South; and the 60s to the low 80s across Florida.

In the western two-thirds of the country, an upper-level disturbance approaching the coast of British Columbia, Canada, will bring areas of scattered rain showers to northern and coastal Washington, with light rain showers possible across northern Idaho by the late afternoon. Patchy dense fog will impact the Pacific coastline, central and southern California, and interior western Oregon through the morning hours, but will likely burn off before noon local-time. The remainder of the west should stay dry, with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, including the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, California, and the Desert Southwest. Today's highs will be in the 30s and 40s in the northern Plains and the Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley; the 40s and 50s in the central Plains; the 50s and 60s in the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Pacific Northwest; the 50s, 60s, and 70s in California, the southern Plains, and the Lower Mississippi Valley; and the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in the Desert Southwest.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.