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October 1 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

Weather Summary for Thursday Oct. 1, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Cool weather dominated the Northeast states on Wednesday as an upper trough remained across the area. There were a few light showers from northern New York into northern New England with another area stretching from eastern Ohio into Maryland and northern Virginia during the day. Skies were clearing from Michigan
and Ohio to western Pennsylvania by evening where the first day of
October will bring the first frost to much of this region. Dry and
pleasant weather covered the Southeast states through the day with
showers and thunderstorms confined to far southern Florida.
Across the Central states, chilly air greeted residents of the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes with frost reported over
Minnesota, northern Iowa, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Temperatures were much warmer across the Plains with southerly
winds bringing in above normal temperatures throughout. Record high
temperatures were tied in Nebraska at Sidney (88) and Imperial
(92). This same area of southwest Nebraska had low temperatures in
the 30s the night before. Thunderstorms were beginning to take
shape late in the day across the Central Plains as a strong cold
front was approaching. A few of these storms produced some minor
hail in Nebraska and Kansas with golf ball size hail reported in
one cluster along the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma borders.
Over the West, a strong cold front moved across the Northern Rockies and continued to bring in much colder air and a mix of
precipitation. Snow was falling through much of the day in the
mountains of western Montana, Idaho, northern Utah and western
Wyoming with several inches in elevations above 6000 ft. Rain was
mixing with or changing to snow over eastern portions of Montana
and northern Wyoming by the end of the day under gusty northwest
winds. Heavy snow will continue over the higher elevations of
western Wyoming and northwest Colorado through today with
occasional wind gusts to 60 mph possible.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............104 Bullhead City, Ariz.
........................................... Bullhead City, Ariz.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............104 Laredo, Texas
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............19 Lakeview, Ore.
............................................ Polebridge, Mont.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............10 Evanston, Wyo.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................66 Alamosa, Colo.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............0.90 Helena, Mont.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1752, the second hurricane in two weeks hits the Outer Banks of North Carolina causing major damage. The Onslow County
Courthouse was destroyed during the storm with all of the records
washing away.
In 1980, San Francisco soared to a high temperature of 97 with Phoenix coming in at 107, both October records for the cities.
In 1987, a strong cold front moved into the Upper Midwest with thunderstorms producing hail and snow in the Duluth, Minn. area.
Northerly winds up to 70 mph developed in the wake of cold front.

Filed by: Telvent DTN

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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