Weather Summary for Monday Oct. 5, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, a broad area of rain advanced from the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Tennessee Valley and central Gulf coast region during the day. This rain was from remnants of a Tropical
Storm that was in the Pacific just a few days ago and was
continuing to bring moderate to heavy rains to the area. One to 2
inches of rain was common through the Southeast with some localized
areas receiving 3 inches or more during the day. The Northeast
experienced more clouds and scattered showers from the Great Lakes
into northern New York and northern New England but amounts were
light. The Mid Atlantic region finally saw a day of dry weather
under partly cloudy skies.
The rains that spread into the Southeast extended back into southern Arkansas, Louisiana and portions of southern Texas during the day. Thunderstorms also formed later in the day near the Gulf
Coast with one of these storms bringing a possible tornado near
Church Point, La. where power line and transformer damage was
reported. The rain over southern Texas and particularly around the
San Antonio area where over 5 inches had fallen over the weekend
was still producing some flash flooding to rivers and creeks in the
area. The north central states were primarily dry but still cool
with temperatures averaging about 10 degrees below normal or more.
Another system advancing out of the Rockies was bringing rain
showers to western areas of South Dakota and Nebraska by evening.
A strong low pressure system moved across Utah yesterday and brought widespread rain and mountain snow between Oregon and western Colorado. Snow accumulated to between 4-8 inches in some areas above 5000 ft across northeast Nevada, southern Idaho, western Wyoming and southwest Montana. Precipitation avoided most of the Southwest but strong winds between 25-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph were common during the day from the Four Corners region to southeast California. Cold temperatures were in place in the wake of storm across the West Coast with a few record lows established between Washington and Northern California.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............97 Laredo, Texas
............................................ McAllen, Texas
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............107 McAllen, Texas
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............18 Burns, Ore.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............10 Burns, Ore.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................63 Price, Utah
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.30 Shreveport, La.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1892, a trace of snow was recorded at Washington D.C., its earliest measurable snowfall on record.
In 1972, the first tropical storm ever to stay intact and move into Arizona caused heavy rains across much of the state. The
center of the storm moved all the way north to the Flagstaff area
by the 7th.
In 1987, the West Coast baked with all time record highs
established at downtown San Francisco (102) and at Monterrey,
Calif. (104). Meanwhile the eastern states were well below normal
with 20 cities in the southeast U.S. reporting record lows for the
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