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October 13 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

The Nation's Weather: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Moderate to heavy rains and a few thunderstorms pushed through the Deep South, southern Tennessee Valley, and Southeast this morning, but as the day wore on, this activity tapered off and the responsible frontal boundary pushed offshore. Rainfall amounts were generally in the 1-2 inch range, though close to 3-4 inches were reported for many locations through northern Georgia and the Carolinas. Meanwhile, light rain showers, along with a few snow
showers, spread across the Great Lakes, northern Ohio Valley, and
Northeast as a weak low pressure system passed through. Very light
rainfall was reported with much of this activity; generally
remaining under 0.05 inches.
Across the Midwest, light snow showers were found during the morning and afternoon hours as an early-winter system passed through. Snow accumulations of up to 4 inches were reported for some areas, before the activity tapered off from west to east
during the latter half of the day. Dry conditions were then
reported overnight. Further south, lingering moisture was brought
northward by a developing low pressure system. This meant scattered
showers and a few embedded thunderstorms through Texas and the
Lower Mississippi Valley. Rainfall amounts of around 0.25 to 0.50
inch were reported for most areas, and no severe weather occurred.
Through the West, dry conditions persisted through much of the day, but overnight, a fairly large storm system approached coastal areas. Towards midnight, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed through the Mid and Lower Rocky Mountains and the Central Great Basin. Rainfall amounts of less than 0.20 inch were reported. Showers also spread into far northwestern California and western Oregon, increasing in coverage through the overnight hours.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............93 Winter Haven, FL
.............................................. Punta Gorda, FL
.............................................. Naples, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............106 Brunswick, GA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............-2 Cut Bank, MT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-14 Mullan Pass, ID
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................45 Guadalupe Pass,
TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.84 Athens, GA

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1982, an early winter system brought up to 6 inches of snow to the Foothills of Denver. Many areas experienced extensive power outages due to tree limbs breaking under the weight of the snow.
In 1986, North Platte, NE fell to 13 degrees in the morning. One of the many record lows set on this date.
In 1994, Hunter, GA received 14.26 inches of rain in just 24 hours.

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