Weather Data For Tuesday


Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 6:07 am
By: News On 6


WEATHERBANK, INC EDMOND, OK TIME: 4:00 AM EDT DATE: 10/10/07

WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............97 South Hill, VA

............................................. Ahoskie, NC

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............103 Bartow, FL

............................................. Houston, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............21 Alamosa, CO

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............17 Bryce Canyon, UT

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................51 Rolla, MO

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........2.81 Mount Pocono, PA

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY

In the East, a strong cold front brought a long line of showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee Valley, and the Southeast. Areas in the Northeast experienced a few strong to severe storms, which produced frequent lightning, and damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorm wind damage was reported for many areas, such as Binghamton, New York, and Rush, Pennsylvania. Heavy rain fell for some areas, such as Hamburg, Pennsylvania, where 1-point-11 inches of rain was recorded in 45 minutes. Even some hail was reported in Port Crane, New York. Behind the front, cool high pressure settled into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, with dry conditions.

In the central states, the cold front generated showers and thunderstorms along the Gulf Coast and parts of southern and central Texas. None of these storms became severe, and rainfall was generally minimal. Further to the north, mostly cloudy skies with a few showers were observed, along with breezy and cool conditions across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains. Dry and cool conditions with clear skies were reported for much of the Middle Mississippi Valley and Central Plains.

In the West, a strong storm system coming onshore brought widespread showers and windy conditions to the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Rainfall amounts with this activity were generally light. Wind speeds of 20 miles-per-hour, with gusts to near 30 were prominent up and down the West Coast. A wind gust of 40 miles-per-hour was reported near Klamath Falls, Oregon, and in Alturas, California. Elsewhere, a broad area of high pressure produced partly cloudy skies with mainly dry conditions across the Rockies, High Plains, and Great Basin. A weak disturbance brought a few clouds and showers to the Desert Southwest, with only a drop or two of rainfall.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

In 1846, a major hurricane crossed Cuba, then struck the Florida Keys. The pressure in the storm dropped to 27-point-06 inches at one point during the storm's lifetime.

In 1973, extreme rainfall impacted Oklahoma. 15-point-68 inches fell in Enid, Oklahoma in 24 hours, setting the state record.

In 1991, Sacramento reached 100 degrees, setting multiple records for warmest temperature so late in the season, and latest 100 degree reading record.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A stationary front rests over eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.

A cold front reaches across southeastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, southern Georgia, the Panhandle of Florida, southern Louisiana, and southern Texas.

A cold front stretches across southeastern Michigan, northwestern Ohio, Indiana, southern Illinois, Missouri, and northern Kansas.

A stationary front sits over northeastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming, southeastern Montana, and northern Idaho.

A cold front spans across southwestern Washington, western Oregon, and northwestern California.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

East of the Mississippi Valley, a cold front spanning the eastern seaboard, will continue to produce cloudy skies and areas of scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Northeast, eastern Middle Atlantic, and into the Carolinas. Severe weather is not expected, but some of the locally stronger storms may generate small hail, locally gusty winds, occasional to moderate lightning, and brief downpours of rain. Rainfall totals nearing two inches will be possible across portions of New England. Further west, a lingering upper-level low pressure system spinning in northern sections of the western Great Lakes, will continue to produce scattered rain showers over Minnesota, far northern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. By the afternoon hours, these showers will push south into the northern Ohio Valley. Fair and dry conditions will settle in on the back-side of this cold front, bringing clear skies and cool, dry conditions to the western Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. High temperatures will reach into the 40s and 50s across the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and Northeast; the 60s and 70s across the Middle Atlantic and Tennessee Valley; and the 70s to low 90s across the Southeast and Florida.

Across the western two-thirds of the Nation, a broad upper-level ridge will continue to bring clear to partly cloudy skies and fair, dry conditions to the majority of the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Desert Southwest. Tropical moisture will filter into southern Texas, bringing cloudy skies and the continued chance for showers and thunderstorms to portions of southeastern Texas. Further west and north, a deep upper-level trough will progress inland across the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Heavy rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected along Washington and Oregon, as well as northern California; while locally heavy snow showers are expected across the Cascades and northern Sierras. Snowfall accumulations exceeding three inches will be possible at the higher elevations, while rainfall totals of over one-inch are expected along northwestern California and western Oregon. Otherwise, fair and dry conditions will continue across the remainder of the West. Afternoon highs will reach into the 40s to mid 60s across the upper Midwest, northern Plains, Pacific Northwest, and northern California; the 50s to upper 70s across the central Plains Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the northern Great Basin; the 70s and 80s across the central Plains, middle Mississippi Valley, lower Great Basin, and central and southern California; and the mid 70s to low 90s across the southern Plains, lower Mississippi Valley, and Desert Southwest.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.