Weather across the nation on October 18, 2016

Light rain, high-elevation snow in Pacific Northwest, upper Intermountain West

An onshore flow from the Pacific continued to generate light to moderate rain and high elevation snow to the Pacific Northwest and the upper Intermountain West today.

Winter weather advisories were issued in southern Idaho and northwest Wyoming. Eugene, Oregon, reported a midday total of 0.76 of an inch of rain. Boise, Idaho, reported a midday total of 0.35 of an inch.

High pressure brought dry, gusty conditions to the Southwest on Tuesday. Lancaster, California, reported a wind gust of 40 mph.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended west southwestward from the upper Midwest to the upper Intermountain West. Scattered showers developed along and near this frontal boundary across the northern Plains. Another cold frontal boundary stretched southwestward over the Great Lakes, the middle Mississippi Valley and the southern Plains.

Showers and embedded thunderstorms developed near this frontal boundary over the upper Midwest. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reported a midday total of 0.62 of an inch of rain. Most areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast experienced warm and dry weather today. McAllen, Texas, recorded a midday high of 97 degrees. Fort Polk, Louisiana, recorded a midday high of 88 degrees.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................97 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................104 Ingleside, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................8 Big Piney, Wyoming

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-19 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.97 Sitka, Alaska

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