National Weather for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY
Across the East, a departing low pressure system brought rain and a few snow showers to the Northeast this morning. Snow showers were primarily found in higher elevations of northern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire and accumulations were generally less than two inches. Rainfall amounts of up to 0.30 inches were reported. Further south, isolated showers and thunderstorms were found over Florida and the Deep South during the, but as evening
approached, moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms spread through the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. Rainfall
amounts here ranged from 0.25 to 1.00 inch in most locations.
In the central United States, a developing low pressure system spread showers and storms to the Central and Southern Plains,
resulting in rainfall amounts up to an inch in some locations. The
only area to escape the wet weather was western Texas. Further
north, light snow and freezing drizzle developed through the
Dakotas, Nebraska, and portions of Iowa and southern Minnesota.
Snow accumulations ranged from a trace to two inches, while ice
accumulations remained fairly minimal.
In the West today, an unusually strong low pressure system pushed ashore, bringing widespread rain and a few embedded storms to Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah. Many areas saw extensive rainfall, with amounts ranging from two to
nearly five inches in some locations. No severe weather was
reported though gusty winds were found from southern Washington to
central California. Gusts of 35 to 58 mph were observed. Meanwhile,
a developing system over Colorado brought light rain and snow
showers, as well as freezing drizzle to eastern Montana, and
portions of Wyoming and Colorado. Snow and ice accumulations were
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............96 McAllen, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............106 McAllen, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............14 Hibbing, MN
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................5 Mullan Pass, ID
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................58 Castle AFB, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............4.75 Fairfield, CA
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1909, an F3 rated tornado struck Pittsburg Landing and
Stantonville, TN resulting in 23 fatalities and leaving 80 people injured.
In 1965, extensive flooding ensued after 24.28 inches of rain fell on Fort Lauderdale, FL.
In 1969, Portland, OR recorded its earliest freeze ever.
Telvent DTN: D Gjerdingen