Weather across the nation on November 1, 2016

A low pressure system moved eastward over the upper Great Lakes.

This system ushered light, scattered showers over parts of the upper Midwest and Upstate New York. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended southwestward from the Great Lakes to the central Rockies.

Scattered showers and high elevation snow developed along the tail end of the frontal boundary in parts of the Wasatch, the Rockies and the central high Plains. Logan, Utah, reported a midday total of 0.17 of an inch of rain.

Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure focused over the Deep South and the Southeast. This system brought an onshore flow pattern to the western Gulf Coast, which resulted in showers and thunderstorms along southeast Texas. Coastal flood advisories were issued for the southern coast of Texas.

Wharton, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.43 of an inch of rain. Rockport, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.16 of an inch of rain. The same high pressure system kept temperatures about 20 to 30 degrees above normal from the central Plains to the Midwest. St. Louis, Mo., recorded a midday high of 79 degrees. Cincinnati, Ohio, recorded a midday high of 72 degrees.

Out west, early morning rain moved across portions of northern California, western Oregon and western Washington. Light to moderate showers persisted through the late morning in western Washington and northwest Oregon. In addition, a mixture of light rain and snow developed in the northern Rockies. Blue Canyon, Calif., reported a midday total of 0.66 of an inch of rain. Astoria, Ore., reported a midday total of 0.27 of an inch of rain..

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................101 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................19 Lava Mountain, Dubois, WY, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-4 Deadhorse, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................45 Gambell, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.13 Portage Glacier, Alaska

© 2017 Associated Press


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