The Nation's Weather For Tuesday


Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 5:43 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR TUESDAY

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........111 Thermal, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............111 Thermal, CA

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............26 Stanley, ID

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............22 Fosston, MN

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................64 Buffalo, NY

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........3.20 North Adams, MA

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the East, showers and thunderstorms developed over the Northeast, Greta Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Deep South along a cold front. A funnel cloud was reported in Fine, New York, and a man was struck by lightning and killed in northern New Jersey. However, most of the storms were not severe.

City State Rainfall Totals For Today (Inches)

------ --------- ---------------------------------------

North Adams MA 3.20

Colchester CT 2.46

Pawtucket RI 2.28

Plymouth MA 2.27

New Haven CT 1.70

Concord MA 1.69

Skies were fair, dry, and cool in the Ohio Valley.

Over the central region, the same cold front produced showers and thunderstorms in southern Texas and along the Gulf Coast. Flash flooding occurred during the morning hours in Austin, Texas. Rainfall amounts were locally heavy, as a few locations in both Texas and Louisiana reported rainfall of over an inch. Behind the front, skies were clear and cool over the northern and central Plains and Midwest. A record low temperature was recorded in Russell, Kansas as the temperature fell to 45 degrees in the morning.

In the West, isolated showers and thunderstorms developed throughout the afternoon hours over the Great Basin, Desert Southwest, southern Rockies, and Four Corners region. Any rainfall was locally heavy, and no severe weather was reported. Skies over the rest of the region were partly cloudy to mostly sunny and dry.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1960, Hurricane Donna made landfall on Long Island, New York. Winds over 130 miles-per-hour were recorded. Donna was the first storm in recorded history to hit every point along the East Coast from Key West, Florida to Caribou, Maine.

In 1961, a strong tornado was spawned by Hurricane Carla struck Galveston, Texas. 8 people were killed and over 200 buildings were destroyed.

In 1977, flash flooding occurred in Kansas City, Missouri. 25 people were killed as storms dropped over 16 inches of rain over the city. The flooding lasted 2 days.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION:

A cold front is moving through Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

A cold front is moving over Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

A warm front is moving through Montana and South Dakota.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST:

In the East, a stationary front will produce wide-spread showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas and down into the Southeast. A few strong thunderstorms, along with rainfall amounts of up to a half of an inch will be possible. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy skies with a few scattered rain showers can be expected across parts of the Northeast. Rainfall amounts will remain less than a quarter of an inch. Otherwise, high pressure will allow for fair skies and dry conditions throughout the Great Lakes region, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, and much of the Mid-Atlantic region. High temperatures will reach into the 60s and 70s across the Northeast, the Great Lakes region, and the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys; and into the 80s and the lower 90s through the Mid-Atlantic region, the Southeast, and Florida.

Across the central part of the country, mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected along the Gulf Coast region of both Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Additional areas of flooding or flash flooding will be the main concern with this activity as rainfall amounts of one to two inches will be possible. Elsewhere, an approaching low pressure system will produce very windy conditions across the northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley. Winds will be sustained at 15 to 25 miles-per-hour, gusting to 45 miles-per-hour at times. Otherwise, high pressure will allow for mostly sunny skies and dry conditions through the central and southern Plains, and the Middle Mississippi Valley. High temperatures will reach into the 60s and 70s across the Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley; and into the upper 70s to the lower 90s through the Plains region and the Lower Mississippi Valley.

In the West, an upper-level trough will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms to the southern high Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Desert Southwest. A few strong thunderstorms will be capable of produce frequent lightning, strong winds, small hail, and brief downpours. Rainfall amounts will remain light. As for the northern and central high Plains, the central and southern Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, California, and the Pacific Northwest, expect fair skies and dry conditions. High temperatures will reach into the 60s to the mid 70s along the coastal regions of both California and the Pacific Northwest, and into portions of the northern high Plains; into the upper 70s to the lower 90s through the central and southern high Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, much of interior California, and much of the Pacific Northwest; and into the mid 90s to near 110 across the Desert Southwest and southeastern California.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.