Weather Information For Monday

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 5:41 am
By: News On 6

AP-The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather: 4:00 AM EDT: 10/16/07

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............102 Rockport, TX
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............16 La Veta Pass, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................39 Rapid City, SD

In the East, a warm front extending across the Great Lakes and
into the middle Mississippi Valley, triggered scattered showers
from southeastern Ontario and into Wisconsin. No severe weather was
reported, and rainfall was less than one-quarter of an inch. Partly
cloudy skies dominated the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic, with
mostly clear skies in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, Carolinas,
Southeast, and the Gulf Coast states.
In the central third of the country, an upper-level trough
produced scattered showers and thunderstorms along the Mississippi
Valley and northern Plains. The system extended as far west as
central Texas, where isolated severe weather was reported
throughout the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall also led to areas
of river flooding across portions of Iowa, northern Missouri, and
eastern Texas. Skies began to clear across the remainder of the
Plains states as the trough pushed northeastward.
In the West, a cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest and
California coastline, brought mostly cloudy skies along with areas
of scattered showers to Oregon, Washington, and much of northern
California. A few embedded thunderstorms were reported across
central Oregon and central California early this afternoon, but
rainfall amounts were generally light with this activity. Rain
showers changed to isolated snow showers across the higher
elevations of the Cascades and the northern Sierras, but snowfall
accumulations remained under one-inch through the evening hours.
Otherwise, the remainder of the western region remained dry under
clear to partly cloudy skies, as high pressure dominated the area.

In 1913, San Francisco, California recorded a record high for
the month of October at 101 degrees.
In 1937, an early winter storm dumped ten inches of snow across
parts of Minnesota and Iowa.
In 1880, an early season blizzard struck South Dakota and
Minnesota. High drifts blocked railroads for days.

A cold front lies across Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and eastern
A warm front is affecting northern Illinois and southern
A cold front is draped across eastern Washington, eastern
Oregon, and western Nevada.

In the East, a low pressure system will bring widespread showers
and thunderstorms to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. A few
isolated storms with locally gusty winds are possible, however, the
main threat with this activity will be generous amounts of
rainfall. Further south, a tropical disturbance will bring showers
and thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast and Tennessee Valley, which
could produce isolated severe storms. High pressure is expected to
bring warm conditions with partly to mostly cloudy skies to the
Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, and Florida. Highs will be
in the 50's and 60's for the Great Lakes and Northeast, with 70's
expected for the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, and the Mid-Atlantic.
Highs in the 80's are expected for the Gulf Coast, the Southeast,
and Florida.
In the Central States, a low pressure system will bring
widespread showers to the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains. No
severe storms are expected. A trailing cold front associated with
this system will bring showers and thunderstorms to the Middle
Mississippi Valley and Southern Plains. A few storms may be strong
to severe, producing hail, damaging winds, and frequent lightning.
A tropical disturbance is expected to bring showers and
thunderstorms to the Lower Mississippi Valley. Partly cloudy skies
with mild, but dry, conditions are expected for the Central Plains.
Highs will be in the 50's and 60's in the Upper Midwest, Northern
Plains, and Middle Mississippi Valley, with 70's and 80's in the
Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.
In the West, a storm system will come ashore producing
widespread showers and high elevation snow to the Pacific
Northwest, northern California, and the Northern Rockies. Rainfall
amounts could be heavy in some locations, while two to four inches
of snow, with locally higher amounts will be possible above 6000
feet. Expect increasing clouds with showers possible in the Great
Basin and Central Rockies. Partly cloudy skies with dry conditions
are expected for the High Plains, the Southern Rockies, southern
California, and the Desert Southwest. Highs will be in the 70's and
80's in the Southern High Plains, the Desert Southwest, and in
southern California, with 50's and 60's expected everywhere else.
Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.

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