Weather Information For Sunday


Monday, December 3rd 2007, 5:26 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR SUNDAY

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............91 McAllen, TX

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............94 McAllen, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............-17 Jordan, MT

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F).............-32 Jordan, MT

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................83 Newport, OR

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..............2.03 Scapoose, OR

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY

In the East, a mix of precipitation fell over most of the region. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain were reported in the Northeast and northern and eastern Great Lakes. Ice accumulation was light, however, some areas in New York picked up 5 inches of snow during the morning hours. Further to the south and west, showers and thunderstorms developed over the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic and Deep South. Rainfall amounts up to an inch were reported. Skies were partly cloudy over the Southeast.

Across the central region, rain showers and thunderstorms moved eastward through the Midwest and Mississippi Valley, then out of the area ahead of a cold front. A few locations recorded over a inch of rain, and breezy conditions were observed over the region. Behind the cold front, skies quickly cleared. Sunny skies and breezy conditions were reported over the Great Plains. Record high temperatures were reported in Texas and Louisiana.

(Location Record High Old Record Year)

San Antonio, TX 86 85 1904

Austin, TX 85 82 1995

New Orleans, LA 83 82 1982

Alexandria, LA 82 80 1951

Galveston, TX 79 77 1998

Over the West, a Pacific storm system brought heavy snow, rain, and gusty winds to the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Gusty winds in excess of 60 miles-per-hour caused damage to roofs and downed trees. Newport, Oregon recorded wind gusts over 80 miles-per-hour more than once. Areas of heavy snowfall were recorded as well. In Idaho and Montana, nearly a foot of snow fell. Rainfall along the immediate coastline was locally heavy. Several locations received over an inch of rain. Skies were partly cloudy in the Great Basin, Rockies, Desert Southwest, and southern California.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY

In 1838, Cleveland Abbe was born in New York. He was a meteorologist who help create the United States Weather Bureau, which was later renamed the National Weather Service.

In 1982, Big Fork, Arkansas set a 24 hour rainfall record at 14-point-06 inches.

In 1989, record snowfall occurred in Maine as 31 inches fell at Limestone, Maine and 30 inches were recorded at Presque Isle, Maine.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A cold front exists over northern New York.

A warm front is moving over Rhode Island, Connecticut, southern New York, New Jersey, northern Delaware, northern Maryland, and western Pennsylvania.

A stationary front is located across eastern North Carolina.

A cold front is moving through far western New York, western Pennsylvania, far southeastern Ohio, far western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, northern Alabama, southern Mississippi, southeastern Louisiana, far southern and southwestern Texas, and eastern New Mexico.

A stationary front is moving over northern central Nebraska, southwestern South Dakota, eastern and northern Montana, and northwestern Washington.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

In the East, a strong storm system will push through the Northeast, bringing snow, rain, and a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to the area today. Heavy snow accumulations are expected over interior and northern New England today; 10 to 15 inches of snow are likely by this evening over most of this region. Most of northern New York will see 5 to 10 inches of snow today; there will be lesser amounts of snow over the southern Adirondacks and the Mohawk Valley, but ice accumulations of a quarter-inch to a half-inch are possible. Lake-effect snow showers are expected over the Great Lakes and northern Ohio Valley, accumulating 4 to 8 inches locally by the end of the day. Rain showers are expected over most of the Mid-Atlantic states during the morning, tapering off with windy and colder conditions building in during the day. Other scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected over the Carolinas and the Southeast. Windy conditions are expected over the Northeast and the Ohio Valley today. Winds out of the east 20 to 30 miles-per-hour with gusts to 40 miles-per-hour are expected over New England, with winds out of the north 20 to 30 miles-per-hour and gusting to 40 miles-per-hour over the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley today. Dry conditions are expected over the western Southeast and most of the Tennessee Valley today. Highs will be in the 20s to the lower 40s over the Great Lakes and the Northeast, with 30s and 40s expected over the Ohio Valley. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s over the Tennessee Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states, with 50s and 60s forecasted for the Southeast. Highs in the 70s and 80s are expected over Florida.

Over the western two-thirds of the Nation, dry and generally tranquil conditions are expected over most of the Plains states and the Midwest today. Light snow is possible over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the northern Plains states, accumulating up to an inch or two. Dry conditions are also expected over most of the central and southern Rockies, as well as the central and southern High Plains. Dry conditions are also expected over the Southwest and most of California. A strong storm system will push into the Northwest and the northern Rockies today, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and mountain snow to the region. Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected over parts of the interior Northwest, while one to two feet of snow is expected over the northern Rockies. Heavy rain showers are expected over the Pacific Northwest and over the lower elevations of the interior Northwest, as well as far-northwestern California. Windy conditions are also expected; winds out of the south and southwest of 25 to 45 miles-per-hour are likely today, gusting as high as 65 to 75 mph especially along the coastal Northwest. Highs will be in the teens and 20s over the upper Midwest, while highs in the teens to the lower 40s are expected over the northern Plains states. Highs in the 30s and 40s are expected over the Rockies, the interior Northwest, the Great Basin, the northern High Plains, and the remainder of the Midwest. 40s to the lower 60s are expected over the central Plains. Highs in the 50s and 60s are expected over the West Coast and California, as well as the southern Plains, the central High Plains, and the southern High Plains. Highs in the 60s and 70s are expected over the Southwest and southern Texas.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.