The Nation's Weather Tuesday October 27, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the east, high pressure kept weather conditions fairly quiet in most areas on Monday. The northeast states saw another dry day with partly cloudy skies and near normal temperatures. To the
south, an offshore low pressure system brought clouds to much of
the Carolinas along with showers and a few storms over eastern
North Carolina. Clouds kept much of the Gulf coast states a little
cool, especially across Alabama and Georgia where rain was
developing during the afternoon hours.
Warm and muggy conditions resided across the Florida peninsula where heat indices were in the 90s during the late day hours.
Naples, Florida tied a record high at 91 for the date.
Over the central states, a strong cold front dove southeast
across Texas and brought thunderstorms and heavy rain to a broad
area from central and southeast Texas to southern Arkansas and
western Louisiana. Many areas in southeast Texas and western
Louisiana picked up over 2 inches of rain during the day. Storms
intensified as they reached the lower Texas coast with wind gusts
exceeding 60 mph around and south of the Corpus Christi area. Over
8000 homes and businesses were without power due to downed power lines in Nueces County, Texas. Further north, rain also fell from
the mid Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes but was much lighter.
Across the west, a strong cold front moved onshore during the morning and eastward from western Montana to Idaho and southern Oregon by evening. Strong winds along with widespread rain and mountain snow was accompanying cold front across the northwest states. Winter storm warnings were posted for the Cascade and Bitterroot Mountains where heavy snowfall will continue into the
overnight. Partly cloudy and dry weather persisted throughout the
Southwest region. Offshore winds brought unseasonably warm
conditions to portions of southern California with high temperatures peaking above 90 degrees in a few areas between Los Angeles and San Diego.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............95 Escondido, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............100 Key West, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............0 Leadville, CO
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-11 Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................63 Livingston, MT
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............4.20 Lake Charles, LA
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1929, heavy snow fell over portions of MI with 27 inches reported at Ishpeming, a 24-hour state record.
In 1962, an early season winter storm hits New England and produced up to 16 inches of snow across northern ME. Worcester, MA receives a daily record snowfall of 4.7 inches.
In 1996, strong storms brought torrential downpours to much of central TX with up to a foot of rain in areas. Flash flooding made several roads impassable and hundreds of flights had to be diverted at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.