Weather Data For Monday


Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 6:02 am
By: News On 6


WEATHERBANK, INC EDMOND, OK TIME: 4:00 AM EDT DATE: 10/09/07

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

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

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............110 Houma, LA

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............18 Alamosa, CO

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............10 Leadville, CO

............................................. Taos, NM

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................47 Buffalo, SD

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........3.39 Boothville, LA

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, a warm front generated showers and thunderstorms in southern portions of the Northeast. These storms generated a few lightning strikes, with a few becoming severe. Further to the south, a few isolated showers and thunderstorms impacted portions of the Southeast and Florida, with the influence of a tropical airmass. None of these storms became severe, however, a few were strong. A wind gust of 45 miles-per-hour was measured near Key West, Florida. High pressure produced warm and dry conditions under partly cloudy skies for the rest of the East.

In the western two-thirds of the country, a strong low pressure system sparked some thundershowers in the western Great Lakes. A few rumbles of thunder were heard, but no storms became severe. Further to the south, the trailing cold front brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valleys, as well as eastern portions of the Southern Plains. These slow moving storms dumped locally heavy amounts of rain, causing flash flooding to occur in several areas, including downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and Jonesboro, Arkansas. Some of the heavier amounts included:

LOCATION AMOUNT (INCHES)

Jonesboro, Arkansas 1.58

Muskogee, Oklahoma 2.45

Salisaw, Oklahoma 1.16

Corpus Christi, Texas 1.57

Slidell, Louisiana 2.22

West Plains, Missouri 1.24 A few showers were observed in the Upper Midwest as moisture wrapped around the center of the storm system. Rainfall amounts were light. Otherwise, partly cloudy skies with cool and dry conditions were reported in the Northern and Central Plains, as well as the High Plains. Further to the west, a broad area of high pressure provided dry and sunny conditions in the Rockies, Desert Southwest, Great Basin, and California. Meanwhile, an approaching storm system generated a few clouds, with otherwise fair conditions for the Pacific Northwest.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1804, the "Snow Hurricane" struck the Northeast. Heavy rain fell along the Mid-Atlantic coastline, while heavy snow fell for inland locations across New England. 2 feet of snow fell in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

In 1988, record cold impacted areas of the East, while record heat occurred out West. It was 30 degrees in Atlantic City, New Jersey; 35 degrees in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 28 degrees with snow in Hartford, Connecticut. At the other end of the country, it was 102 degrees in Los Angeles, California.

In 1982, an extremely early snowstorm impacted the Black Hills of South Dakota. 6 feet of heavy, wet snow fell, along with winds of up to 70 miles-per-hour.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A stationary front sits over New York, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

A cold front reaches across Michigan, Indiana, southern Illinois, southeastern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas.

A stationary front rests over northern Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, northern Idaho, southeastern Washington, and Oregon.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

East of the Mississippi Valley, a cold front extending southwesterly from the Northeast and into the Deep South, will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies along with areas rain showers and embedded thunderstorms to much of the Northeast, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Deep South, and northern portions of Middle Atlantic. No severe weather is expected, but rainfall totals nearing two inches will be possible across the central Appalachians. Further south, a weak upper-level ridge will allow for fair and dry conditions across the coastal Middle Atlantic, while a few isolated afternoon showers will be possible across the Florida Peninsula. Temperatures will climb into the

Across the western two-thirds of the Nation, a broad upper-level ridge will build over the central High Plains, providing 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 continue to filter into southern Texas, bringing cloudy skies and continued chances for showers and thunderstorms to the area. Further west and north, a deep upper-level trough will approach the Pacific Northwest coastline, producing cloudy skies and heavy rain showers along the Washington, Oregon, and northern California coastlines. Rainfall totals of over one-inch are expected along the immediate coast, while rainfall amounts will typically remain under a quarter-inch several miles inland. The remainder of the Pacific Northwest and California can expect partly cloudy skies and windy conditions as the trough begins to push onshore. Afternoon highs will reach into the 40s to mid 60s across the upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and northern California; the 50s to upper 70s across the northern 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.