The Nation's Weather For Sunday


Monday, September 10th 2007, 6:52 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR SUNDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........108 Bullhead City, AZ

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............110 Houston, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............25 Stanley, ID

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............24 Stanley, ID

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................54 Hayden, CO

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........4.69 Cherry Point, NC

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the East, Tropical Storm Gabrielle created heavy rains and gusty winds across portions of North Carolina and southern Virginia. Gabrielle created winds of twenty to thirty-five miles-per-hour with higher gusts, as well as rainfall totals over one to two inches with locally higher totals above four inches in some areas along the coast. A stationary front created scattered showers and thunderstorms from New England down through the western Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. No severe weather was reported with this activity, although a few areas of heavy rains lead to isolated flood concerns across northern Pennsylvania and western New York. Dry conditions under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies moved into the Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley, with continued dry conditions across the Deep South and Southeast.

In the central portion of the country, a stationary front continued to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the far southern Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Rainfall totals were heaviest in Arkansas, southern Oklahoma, and northern Texas where areas of flash flooding led to road closures. A weak upper-level disturbance produced showers and thunderstorms across the central Plains, but no severe weather and only light rainfall totals were reported. A weak cold front brought isolated showers to parts of the Upper Great Lakes, with light rainfall reported through the early afternoon hours. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly clear across the northern Plains, as well as the upper and central Mississippi Valley.

In the West, widely scattered showers, accompanied by a few stray bolts of lightning, moved across the Great Basin. Rainfall totals were generally light and no severe weather was reported. Scattered showers and thunderstorms also moved across the eastern reaches of New Mexico with no severe weather and rainfall totals nearing one-quarter of an inch. Isolated flash flooding was recorded in and around Hobbs, New Mexico in association with these early morning storms. Isolated showers and a few thunderstorms moved across the central Rockies, but only a small amount of precipitation reached the ground. The California Bay region was inundated with low clouds through the early afternoon hours, but fog was confined to portions of the northern coastline. Dry conditions under partly to mostly cloudy skies remained in place across the Desert Southwest, with clear to partly cloudy skies across the Pacific Northwest and inland California.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1943, Navy and Army Air Force B-24 Liberators made the first sanctioned military flights to obtain hurricane data through a storm known as the "Great Atlantic Hurricane".

In 1964, Hurricane Donna is the first storm to cross the northeast coast of Florida from the Atlantic Ocean. Winds near landfall at Saint Augustine, Florida reach one hundred miles-per-hour with gusts to 125 miles-per-hour. Tides reach twelve feet above normal, four feet higher than the previous record.

In 1969, Birmingham, Alabama wakes up to a cool morning as temperatures reach the forty-nine degrees Fahrenheit, the earliest ever in the season to reach the forties. Normal morning temperatures for September 10th average around sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A stationary front is draped across southern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and northern Connecticut, southern New York, far northern Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, far southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee, northern Louisiana, and Texas.

A stationary front sweeps across western Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

A cold front stretches from Utah into southern Nevada.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

In the East, scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect the Eastern Seaboard, the Mid-Atlantic region, and into the Tennessee Valley. No severe weather is expected; however, rainfall amounts of up to a half of an inch will be possible. Elsewhere, a moist and unstable airmass will produce the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms across Florida. A few strong thunderstorms, along with rainfall amounts of a half of an inch will be possible. Expect mostly cloudy skies and light rain showers to affect the Great Lakes region as a minor disturbance moves over the area. Otherwise, high pressure will allow for fair skies and dry conditions across much of the Northeast, the Ohio Valley, and much of the Southeast. High temperatures will reach into the 60s to the lower 80s through the Great Lakes region, the Ohio Valley, and the Northeast; and into the 80s and the lower 90s across the Tennessee Valley, the Mid-Atlantic region, the Southeast, and Florida.

Across the central part of the country, partly to mostly cloudy skies with wide-spread showers and thunderstorms can be expected across the southern Plains and parts of both the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley. Areas of flooding or flash flooding will be the main concern with this activity as rainfall amounts of on to three inches will be possible. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers will affect the central Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley. Rainfall amounts of a quarter of an inch will be possible. Otherwise, fair skies and dry conditions will prevail across the northern Plains. High temperatures will reach into the 60s and 70s through the northern and central Plains, and the Upper Mississippi Valley; and into the 80s and 90s across the southern Plains, and the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley.

In the West, an upper-level low will bring mostly cloudy skies and the chance for showers and thunderstorms to the central and southern high Plains, the central and southern Rocky Mountains, and the Desert Southwest. No severe weather is expected, and rainfall amounts should remain light. Otherwise, fair skies and dry conditions will prevail throughout the northern high Plains, the northern Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, California, and the Pacific Northwest. High temperatures will reach into the 60s and 70s along the coastal regions of both the Pacific Northwest and California, and across the northern and central high Plains, and the northern and central Rocky Mountains; and into the 80s to the lower 100s through the southern Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, the Desert Southwest, the Great Basin, and interior California.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.