Weather across the nation on November 2, 2016

A cold frontal boundary extended southwestward from Quebec to the southern High Plains.

Showers and thunderstorms fired up along and near this frontal boundary across the southern Rockies, the southern Plains, the central Plains, the middle Mississippi Valley, the Midwest and the Great Lakes. Flood warnings were issued for eastern Iowa on Wednesday.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa., reported a midday total of 1.12 inches of rain. Lansing, Michigan, reported a midday total of 1.09 inches of rain. Temperatures remained 20 to 30 degrees above normal in the central Plains, the Tennessee Valley and the Midwest. St. Louis recorded a midday high of 80 degrees. Cincinnati recorded a midday high of 72 degrees.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary approached the Northwest. Moderate rain and high elevation snow developed ahead of this frontal boundary over northwest Oregon and Washington. Quillayute, Washington, reported a midday total of 1.51 inches of rain. Shelton, Washington, reported a midday total of 0.45 of an inch of rain.

A ridge of high pressure influenced a dry weather pattern across most of the Intermountain West, the Great Basin and the Southwest on Wednesday. Las Vegas recorded a midday high of 70 degrees. Los Angeles also recorded a midday high of 70 degrees.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

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

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

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................14 Big Piney, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-12 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................46 Whidbey Island, Wash.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.51 Quillayute, Wash.

© 2017 Associated Press


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