Weather Summary for Sunday Nov. 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Today in the East, a low pressure system produced rain from the Carolinas northeastward into New Jersey and southeastern
Pennsylvania. Rainfall was heavy in Virginia and North Carolina,
where rainfall totals exceeded one inch in spots. Rainfall over
half an inch was common over Virginia and North Carolina, with
amounts up to 0.25 inches in New Jersey and southeastern
Pennsylvania. A cold front produced scattered showers from
southeastern New York across parts of New England this morning.
Rainfall was light in this area, generally under 0.10 inches.
Meanwhile, an area of high pressure brought variably cloudy skies
and dry weather to locations from the Great Lakes to the Gulf
In the western two-thirds of the nation, a weak disturbance generated light rain showers over the northern Plains and Upper Midwest, with rainfall generally under 0.10 inches. There were also some light snow showers this morning in northeastern Minnesota but no more than a dusting of snow fell. There were also a few light
rain and snow showers that occurred in the northern Rockies with
this disturbance. Rainfall and snow accumulations were very light.
Areas of fog developed this morning in western Washington, western
Oregon and northern California this morning. Fair and dry weather
prevailed from the Intermountain West and Four Corners into the
central and southern Plains.
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............88 Ft. Myers, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............95 Naples, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............12 Grand Canyon, AZ
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............15 Monarch Pass, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................50 Great Falls, MT
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.80 Lynchburg, VA
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1870, United States Army Signal Corps observers at 24 sites around the country simultaneously made weather reports and
transmitted them to Washington, where a national weather map would
be drawn. This started the process of sending out weather reports
by telegraph to metropolitan newspapers. This would be the
beginning of our present day National Weather Service.
In 1966, Santa Ana winds caused record heat in parts of coastal California; 86 degrees at San Francisco, 97 degrees at San Diego, and 101 degrees at the International airport in Los Angeles were
In 1993, heavy snows occurred over the Northeast and Ohio Valley, including 19.5 inches at Ellenburg Depot, N.Y. and 10.3
inches at Mansfield, Ohio. Nine inches at Burlington, Vt. was a record for so early in the season.
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