Weather across the nation on October 13, 2016

A plume of moisture moved onshore over the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

Moderate rain and high elevation snow affected Washington, Oregon, northwest California and parts of the upper Intermountain West. Flash flood watches were issued in northern California and southern Idaho. Flood watches were also issued in parts of Washington.

Tillamook, Oregon, reported a midday total of 2.05 inches of rain. Shelton, Washington, reported a midday total of 1.74 inches of rain. Gusty winds also impacted the Northwest on Thursday. Astoria, Oregon, recorded a wind gust of 44 mph. Whidbey Island, Washington, recorded a wind gust of 41 mph.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward across the eastern Great Lakes, the northern Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley, the lower Mississippi Valley and the southern Plains.

Light to moderate rain developed along and ahead of this frontal boundary over the upper Midwest and the Northeast. Munising, Michigan, reported a midday total of 1.21 inches of rain. In addition, showers and thunderstorms fired up from the southern Plains to the lower Mississippi Valley.

Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, reported a midday total of 0.84 of an inch of rain. Cold and dry air settled in northwest of the frontal boundary over the northern Plains and the Midwest. Havre, Montana, recorded a morning low of 10 degrees. Crosby, North Dakota, recorded a morning low of 19 degrees.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

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

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................102 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................10 Havre, Mont.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-2 Gulkana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.05 Tillamook, Ore.

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