Weather Info For Monday


Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 8:01 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MONDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............96 Yuma, AZ

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............96 Yuma, AZ

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............19 Gunnison, CO

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............13 Alamosa, CO

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................49 Fort Pierce, FL

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........1.30 Hollywood, FL

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the eastern two-thirds of the nation, a nearly stationary frontal boundary brought cloudy skies along with areas of scattered showers and thunderstorms to the majority of Florida and portions of coastal Georgia. Rainfall totals remained under half an inch across the region, with over an inch reported in localized areas. Otherwise, the remainder of the eastern United States including the Middle Atlantic, the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valleys, and interior portions of the Southeast, featured fair and dry conditions, as high pressure remained the dominate weather feature across the region.

In the West, a cold front over the Pacific Northwest produced mostly cloudy skies and areas of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Light rain showers gradually changed over to snow showers across the higher elevations of the northern Cascades, with trace amounts of snow reported. Farther south, an upper-level system slowly moved onshore along the central California coastline, producing cloudy skies along with areas of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the northern two-thirds of the state. A few strong thunderstorms were reported along the Central Valley near Yosemite National Park, with heavy rain, hail and gusty winds. Showers and isolated thunderstorms progressed eastward into the northern and western Great Basin, but rainfall amounts remained light into the evening hours. Elsewhere, a broad upper-level ridge produced fair skies and dry conditions across the lower Great Basin, Desert Southwest, Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Mississippi Valley.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1844, over 30 inches of snow fell during a three-day winter storm across Buffalo Barracks, New York.

In 1991, a deep area of low pressure struck New England, producing tides 4 to 7 feet above normal. Major coastal flooding resulted, as well as significant erosion of beaches. Over 1,000 homes were destroyed, and damage totaled 200 million dollars.

In 1993, winter struck south Texas early; San Antonio, Texas saw its earliest snowflakes in recorded history, and Amarillo, Texas reported a low temperature of 12 degrees.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION:

A stationary front is located over central Florida.

A cold front is moving over western Montana, Idaho, and Oregon.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST:

Today across the East, tropical moisture and an upper level disturbance will continue to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Florida peninsula and the Atlantic coastal portions of the Southeast. Highs pressure will filter into the Northeast and remain entrenched over the Great Lakes, the Ohio and Tennessee Valley, and interior portions of the Southeast. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s in the Great lakes; the 50s and 60s in the Northeast; the 60s and 70s in the Mid-Atlantic, the Ohio Valley, and the Tennessee Valley; and the 70s and 80s in the Southeast.

Across the western two-thirds of the nation, a cold front and low pressure system is set to exit the northern Rocky Mountains and move into the northern Plains bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms and slightly cooler temperatures to the region. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will also remain a possibility across the central Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and northern California. Patchy fog near the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest may reduce visibilities to less than fourth of a mile in places. Highs pressure will remain in control of the Mississippi Valley, the southern Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Desert Southwest. Today's highs will reach into the 40s and 50s in the upper Mississippi Valley, the northern Plains, the northern and central Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest; the 50s and 60s in the middle Mississippi Valley, the central Plains, and the Great Basin; the 60s and 70s in the lower Mississippi Valley, the southern Rocky Mountains, and California; and the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the southern Plains and the Desert Southwest.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.