Weather Summary for Saturday, Nov. 14
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, moderate rain showers have been streaming onshore into southern New England today courtesy of the remnants of Ida. Accumulations have been moderate so far today with many areas
seeing amounts over 1 inch. Winds have been breezy in coastal
regions, though not nearly as strong as the past several days with
maximum gusts of 35 mph occurring on the Cape and islands of
Massachusetts. Sunshine and quiet conditions have prevailed from
the lower Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.
In the central U.S., a low pressure system is moving across the upper Great Lakes region and some light rain and snow have been falling in northern Minnesota. A cold front cutting across the
central Plains is causing some scattered showers in Iowa, where a
few isolated lightning strikes have occurred as well. Pretty quiet
conditions exist across the rest of the central U.S., but that
should soon change as a winter storm watch will go into effect
tomorrow morning across western Kansas and the panhandles of
Oklahoma and Texas as a developing low pressure system expected to
bring substantial snowfall to those areas.
Across the West, a second cold front has been pushing through the Intermountain West and pockets of snow have been falling from Colorado to Idaho. Snowfall amounts of 3-6 inches have already
occurred and some spots will see upwards of 12 inches before it is
done. Wind Advisories have been issued for areas of southern
California, Nevada, and Arizona where gusty winds will develop on
the backside of this front. Far western areas from Southern
California to the Pacific Northwest have experienced quiet
conditions so far today with many areas seeing a fair amount of
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............81 Brownsville, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............84 Bronwsville, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............-4 Meeker, CO
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-11 Meeker, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................41 Sandburg, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.72 Beverly, MA
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1964, three inches of fresh snow at Ely, Nev. helped the
mercury plummet to 15 degrees below zero. This broke the city's
all-time record low for the month of November.
In 1974, lake-effect snows blanketed the Buffalo, N.Y. airport with 15 inches of snow. The storm dropped 30 inches along the south shores of Lake Erie.
In 1989, warm temperatures were found across the eastern U.S. Waco, Texas reported a 91-degree record high. Temperatures reached 70 degrees as far north as New England. In all, 19 cities reported record high temperatures for the date.
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