Weather Summary Wednesday November 18, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
A slow moving storm located over northeastern Missouri is the main weather feature for the eastern half of the country. Showers have been occurring with this storm from the Midwest and Ohio Valley southeastward into the southern Appalachians and Carolinas. Rainfall was light for the most part but a band of half to
three-quarter inch rain totals extended from central Illinois
through southern Indiana. Temperatures continue to run above
average for this time of the year with afternoon readings ranging
from the 50s across the northeastern states to the 70s and 80s over
A weakening cold front is moving through the West, with the front running from western Montana through northern Nevada and
central California. A few light showers have been noted behind the
front, but this activity will continue to diminish into the evening
hours. A stronger cold front lies off the coast of Washington and
British Columbia. Heavy rains will once again occur over western
Washington by late today through tonight. A high wind warning has
been posted for the coastal areas of western Washington today and
tonight, where winds of 50-70 mph are anticipated. Sunshine and
pleasant temperatures were found elsewhere across the West.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............85 Miami, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............86 Miami, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............5 Gunnison, CO
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............-5 Laramie, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................41 Lake Tahoe, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.05 Selma, OR
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1955, bitter arctic air mass subsides with Helena, MT finally going above zero after 138 consecutive hours below. During this
stretch, Helena also broke its previous November record low by 7
degrees when the temperature plummeted to -29.
In 1957, a 100 yard wide tornado tore a 27 mile path from near Rosa, AL to Albertville, AL killing 3 people. One person was killed
when a home was picked up and dropped 500 feet away.
In 1989, another surge of arctic air brought record cold to 11 cities across the Upper Midwest including 4 below zero in
Rochester, MN. Heavy, lake effect snows accompanied the cold in
northeast OH with up to 20 inches of snow reported.
Filed by: Telvent DTN