Weather across the nation for October 10, 2016

Showers, thunderstorms in northern Plains, Pacific Northwest; Snow in Montana

A cold frontal boundary extended west southwestward from the northern Plains to the Pacific Northwest, banging into a warm and humid air mass. This brought showers and thunderstorms over parts of the southern Plains, the central Plains and the Mississippi Valley.

Manhattan, Kansas, reported a midday total of 0.49 of an inch of rain. Cold air trailed this frontal system over the Northwest, the upper Intermountain West and the northern high Plains.

Cold air supported high elevation snow showers in the northern Rockies and the northern high Plains. Winter storm warnings were issued for northwest Montana. Bynum, Montana, reported a midday total of 7.3 inches of snow. Blacktail, Montana, reported a midday total of 10.0 inches. Most of the Southwest experienced warm and dry weather as high pressure lingered over the eastern Pacific. Phoenix recorded a midday high of 88 degrees.

Meanwhile, rainy weather tapered off along the Eastern Seaboard as Post-Tropical Cyclone Matthew moved eastward over the Atlantic. High pressure brought cool and dry weather to the Midwest and the Northeast. Mount Washington, New Hampshire, recorded a morning low of 19 degrees with a wind chill factor of -4 degrees. Grayling, Michigan, recorded a morning low of 26 degrees.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Venice, Louisiana

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................19 Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-4 Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.80 Havre, Montana

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