National Weather Summary Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the east, portions of New England dried out after a storm system brought heavy rains on Saturday. Rather tranquil weather was found over the region with some scattered showers flirting with the North Carolina coast.
A storm system entered the central U.S. yesterday. This system spread moderate rain showers into Kansas and Missouri during the early part of the day, before spreading across Iowa and Illinois
and then into the Great Lakes overnight. Further south, this system
gathered strength as it spread snows across the Colorado foothills
while thunderstorms erupted across the southern Plains from
Oklahoma into central Texas. Severe storms were noted across
northern Texas during the evening hours as thunderstorms formed a
strong line from western Arkansas to southwestern Texas. Hail up to
three inches was reported in Nocona, TX. Numerous other hail
reports come from these storms, mainly around an inch in diameter.
Across the western portions of the country, a vigorous upper level system brought snows to the mountains of Wyoming and
Colorado, where up to six inches fell near Buckhorn, WY. The snow
dissipated late in the evening. Meanwhile, a strong Pacific system
began to spread rain into Washington, spreading into northern Idaho
and western Montana overnight. Elsewhere, windy conditions were
found across southern California. Across Los Angeles and Ventura
counties, winds were gusting at 32 to 45 mph.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............95 Thermal, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............95 Thermal, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............10 Daniel, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................10 Daniel, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................65 Benbrook, TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)........2.39 Mt Pleasant, TX
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1859, four inches of snow fell across New York City.
In 1919, Bismark, ND, recorded its earliest subzero reading when the mercury plunged to ten degrees below zero.
In 1989, record highs were set across the north central U.S., including 79 degrees in Fargo, ND and 80 degrees in Saint Cloud,