Weather Weather Summary for Sunday, Nov. 15
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, a low pressure area exited northern New England but not before bringing more rain this morning. As much as 2.14 inches of rain has fallen today in Houlton, Maine and the heavy activity diminished by mid morning, though some lingering shower hung back around Downeast portions of the state at midday. Dry conditions
followed southward through the Atlantic Coast. Elsewhere a few
showers were running along a stationary front over parts of
northern Indiana and Illinois and into southern Michigan. The
heaviest rain occurred west of the Mississippi River.
A complex storm system over the middle of the nation brought heavy rain and thunderstorms ahead of it and heavy snow in the colder air behind it; 1.98 inches of rain fell in Jefferson City,
Missouri which has been in the center of a concentrated area of wet
weather for much of the morning. This activity stretched back
through eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma where there has
been scattered lightning strikes. Meanwhile, with a pocket of
colder air in this storm, snow continued to fall and piled up over
the Front Range and into western sections of the central Plains. As
much as 20 inches of snow has fallen so far in this storm over Wolf
Creek Pass, Colorado and it has been coming down hard in a short
amount of time with 6.8 inches having fallen in just a 4 hour
period early this morning in Beulah, Colorado. Accumulating snow
has occurred east into Bucktail Lake, Nebraska with 3 inches as of
late morning and visibilities down to one-half a mile.
In the West, a storm system was pounding the Pacific Northwest with rain and mountain snow. Quillayute, Washington has taken the wet assault head on this morning with 1.62 inches of rain recorded. More rain and increasing wind are expected over the region today and into tonight. Snow has been falling over the higher terrain of
the Cascade Mountains, where a few inches could accumulate through
tonight. Well ahead of the storm strong winds gusting up to 82 mph
in Deep Creek, Montana have been recorded today. There have even
been gusty winds into southern California with a strong offshore
flow bringing wind gusts as high as 64 mph at Laguna Peak this
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............87 Falfurrias, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............92 Falfurrias, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............-7 Stanley, ID
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-14 Ely, NV
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................82 Deep Creek, MT
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.14 Houlton, ME
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1900, Watertown, N.Y. broke its 24-hour snowfall record when 45 inches fell on the city. This record-breaking lake-effect snow storm dumped a total of 49 inches on the city.
In 1987, a severe weather outbreak produced a total of 49
tornadoes across the south-central U.S. over a two-day period.
Eleven people perished and 303 were injured.
In 2005, severe thunderstorms produced 30 tornadoes across six states, killing one person and injuring 35 others. Tennessee was the hardest-hit state.
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