Weather News From Thursday


Friday, November 30th 2007, 5:39 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR THURSDAY

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............84 Fort Myers, FL

............................................. Vandenberg, FL

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............89 Vandenberg, FL

............................................. Key West, FL

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............-11 Hallock, MN

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F).............-30 Devils Lake, ND

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................63 Arlington, WY

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........1.01 West Palm Beach, FL

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the eastern two-thirds of the Nation, rain showers were reported over parts of New England in the morning, and up to two-tenths of an inch of rain was reported over eastern Maine. As the day progressed, cold air draining down from Canada helped produce lake-effect snow showers over the interior Northeast and the Great Lakes. Accumulations were minimal over the interior Northeast, though several inches of snow were reported over parts of Lower Michigan. Elmira, Michigan reported 6 inches of snow yesterday, with reports of 2 to 3 inches elsewhere in the area. Farther south, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms were reported over Florida. Light snow flurries were reported over parts of the upper Midwest and northern Plains in the afternoon, though accumulations were minimal. Dry and mostly sunny conditions were reported over much of the East yesterday, as well as the central and southern Plains, the lower Midwest, and the lower Mississippi Valley.

In the West, a developing storm system over Mexico brought scattered rain showers to the Southwest. Rainfall amounts were generally less than a tenth of an inch, with Tuscon, Arizona reporting the most rain in the area today, at 0-point-13 inch. In the Northwest, rain and mountain snow showers were reported yesterday. 3 to 6 inches of new snow was reported over Oregon and Washington. Several inches of snow were also reported over parts of Idaho early in the morning. Dry conditions were otherwise reported over most of California the Great Basin in the afternoon.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1875, temperatures were in a free-fall over the Northeast. Boston, Massachusetts reported a record cold day for the month of November, with a morning low of -2 degrees, and high of 10. Eastport, Maine reported a morning low of -13.

In 1967, a strong winter storm blitzed the Nation's Capitol with a foot of snow in 12 hours.

In 1991, Minneapolis, Minnesota, reported a 46-point-9 inches of snow for the month of November, a record for any month in the city's history, and nearly their entire annual average, which is 49-point-2 inches.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A cold front reaches across southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, far southeastern Connecticut, southern Maryland, eastern Virginia, North Carolina, western South Carolina, Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle.

A stationary front exist over Iowa.

A cold front stretches across southern Nebraska, far northeastern Colorado, Wyoming, far northeastern Idaho, far western Montana.

A stationary front sits over the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle.

A stationary front reaches across western Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and central California.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

In the East, an upper-level disturbance will produce snow showers over the Great Lakes, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible. Some of this activity will be lake-enhanced, producing locally higher amounts of 2 to 5 inches for some areas, along with reduced visibilities due to blowing snow. Further south, rain showers will be possible for portions of Florida and the Southeast coastline. No severe weather is expected, other than a possible rumble of thunder or two. High pressure is expected to dominate elsewhere, producing partly cloudy skies with dry conditions for the remainder of the East. Highs will be in the 20's and 30's over the Great Lakes and Northeast, with 40's and 50's in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and Mid-Atlantic. Expect highs to be in the 60's and 70's in the Southeast, reaching the 80's in Florida.

In the western two-thirds of the country, a closed area of low pressure will move onshore, producing a surge of moisture over the Desert Southwest, southern California, and the Central and Southern Rockies. Widespread rain showers will be likely for these areas, with snowfall possible in the highest elevations. Snow showers will continue to be possible in the Pacific Northwest, and parts of the Northern Rockies, with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible. Isolated showers may develop late in the day over portions of the Southern Plains, as well as the Central and Southern High Plains. Blustery winds with cold wind chills will be possible for the Northern High Plains, with otherwise dry conditions. High pressure is expected for the Northern and Central Plains, as well as the Mississippi Valley. Highs will be in the teens and 20's in the Northern Plains, Northern High Plains, Northern Rockies, and the Upper Midwest. Expect highs to be in the 30's and 40's in the Great Basin, Central and Southern Rockies, Central High Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, northern California, and the Pacific Northwest. Highs will reach the 50's and 60's in the Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, Southern High Plains, Desert Southwest, and southern California.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.