Weather Summary for Tuesday, Nov. 10
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Tropical Storm Ida made landfall this morning near Mobile,
Alabama and has now been downgraded to a tropical depression. Winds are now under 35 mph with this system. Ida will continue to move slowly to the east through northern Florida, bringing heavy
rainfall to the southeastern corner of the country. Some minor
flooding was reported in the western portion of the Florida
panhandle with a storm surge around 3 feet. Rainfall totals through
this morning have been in the 3-to-4-inch range over southeastern
Mississippi, southern Alabama and the western tip of the Florida
panhandle. Tropical storm force winds toppled some trees and power
lines early today in the western panhandle area of Florida. Some
isolated small tornadoes will be possible this afternoon across
northern Florida and extreme southern Georgia.
In the West, showers have continued to advance east into
Washington and Oregon through the morning hours. Rainfall has been
light so far, but more rain is expected over the next 24 hours.
Elsewhere across the country the weather has been uneventful, with
mild temperatures and no significant rainfall.
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............88 Boca Raton, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............89 Fort Myers, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............11 Pinedale, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................8 Big Piney, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................53 Fort Morgan, AL
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.56 Mobile, AL
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1989, gusts to 112 mph occurred in Montana as strong Chinook winds blew across the Rockies. Warm weather accompanied the winds, with Kalispell, Montana reaching 59 at midnight.
In 1998, twenty-three years to the day after the storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald, another "super storm" across the upper
Midwest roared to life and took a path similar to its infamous
predecessor. Winds gusted to 95 mph on Mackinac Island, Michigan
and waves on Lake Michigan ran as high as 20 feet. A state record
low pressure was measured at Austin and Albert Lea, Minnesota, with
In 1999, record high temperatures moved eastward to the
mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A scattering of record high temperatures were measured, including 75 at BWI airport in Baltimore, Maryland and 76 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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