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October 28 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

Nation's Weather Summary Wednesday October 28, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the eastern U.S. the morning started out wet in the
southern states as an upper level storm system brought over an inch
of rain in some locations. Memphis, Tenn. received 1.68 inches of
rain and Macon, Ga. came in with 1.68 inches of rain. An area of
heavy rain also spread across Kentucky and the Ohio Valley by late
afternoon and into the evening. Paducah, Ky. saw rain amounts
nearing one inch. By late morning, showers and thunderstorms pushed
across the Southeast, dumping 1.50 inches of rain on Asheville,
N.C., a new record rainfall for the day. Some severe thunderstorms
blew across eastern Georgia during the afternoon, injuring one
person near Glennville, Ga. when a tree fell on a car.
Over the central U.S., rain showers spread across the lower Mississippi Valley during the morning hours. Saint Louis, Mo.
picked up 0.49 inches of rain. The heaviest rain spread across
Illinois, exiting into the Ohio Valley overnight. Foggy conditions
were found during the morning hours across portions of Wisconsin
and Illinois.
Across the west, a strong cold front made its way through the Rockies. Much colder air flowed southward behind the front with temperatures running well below normal in the northwestern quarter of the country. Strong winds were reported over California with
gusts over 60 mph in some locations. Blowing dust and sand has
reduced visibilities to less than a quarter mile in the southern
San Joaquin Valley. Snow spread from western Montana southward into Wyoming, Utah and western Colorado. Snowfall in the 6-12 inch range fell across the higher elevations of the Central Rockies. Record
snowfall for the day was noted in Big Sky, Mont. with 6.5 inches
and also Cascade, Mont. with 10.5 inches of snow.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............91 Imperial, CA
.............................................. Yuma, AZ
.............................................. Punta Gorda, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............103 Brunswick, GA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............14 Chama, NM
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................0 Jerome, ID
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................68 Edwards AFB, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.94 Dothan, AL

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1936, Layton, N.J. established a new state record for October when their temperature dropped to 9 above zero.
In 1971, an early season blizzard dumped Lander, Wyo. with 27 inches of snow.
In 1989, Alpena, Mich. reported a record high of 75 degrees. In all, seven cities across the Ohio Valley reported record high
temperatures.

Telvent DTN: J Stephen


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