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October 15 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary Thursday, Oct. 15

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, rain showers were found from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, to the Appalachians and Carolinas. Rainfall amounts generally ranged from 0.25 to 0.75 inches. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms spread through Georgia, northern Florida, Alabama, and southern Mississippi. Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported with this activity, with rainfall totals ranging up to one inch for
many locations. However, isolated areas received totals closer to
the 2 to 3 inch range. Activity significantly diminished during the
overnight hours, though light rain showers persisted through the
Carolinas and Virginia as a few showers also spread into the
western Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. High pressure kept the
Northeast relatively dry, though a few isolated patches of drizzle
were reported through New York and Pennsylvania.
In the central United States, a low pressure system began to push eastward through the Upper Midwest today, spreading light snow showers over North Dakota and northern Minnesota. Snowfall totals of one to three inches were generally reported, though locally
heavier bands of snow through North Dakota resulted in closer to
three to five inches. Further south, rain showers were found
through South Dakota early in the day. As the day wore on, rain
showers and a few storms moved into eastern Nebraska, southern
Minnesota, southern Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas,
and Oklahoma. Rainfall totals 0.20 to 0.50 inches were generally
reported, with isolated up to 0.75 inches. Severe weather was not
observed, though gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph were reported through
the Dakotas. Meanwhile, a trailing cold front generated rain and
thunderstorms over Louisiana and eastern Texas.
Today in the West, a large area of low pressure over the
northern Rockies brought snow and freezing drizzle to Montana. Snow
accumulations of around one to three inches were reported, along
with a 0.10 or less of ice accumulations. This system also produced
wet snow and rain showers across Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and
northern Utah. The West Coast also saw quite a bit of rainfall,
resulting in some flash flooding for central California. Wind gusts
of 25 to 55 mph were common across California and Oregon.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............100 McAllen, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............108 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............13 Spincich Lake, MI
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............13 Spincich Lake, MI
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................56 Mammoth Lakes, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.84 Destin, FL

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1966, a late season tornado struck the town of Belmond, IA destroying 75 percent of the nearby businesses.
In 1984, the Monday Night Football game in Denver played in a blizzard. Total snow accumulations of 15 inches fell in the Mile
High City and 34 inches were reported in nearby mountains. The Air
Force Academy cancelled classes for the first time in its recorded
history.
In 1987, record cold temperatures were observed in the East and Southeast. Montgomery, Ala., reported a low temperature of 34 degrees, its coldest ever so early in the season.

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