Weather across the nation on October 19, 2016

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

Rain and thunderstorms fired up along and near this frontal boundary over the Midwest, the middle Mississippi Valley and the central Plains. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in south central Missouri.

Severe thunderstorm watches were also issued across most of southern Missouri and southwest Illinois. Joplin, Missouri, reported a midday total of 0.96 of an inch of rain. Kaiser, Missouri, reported a midday total of 0.37 of an inch of rain.

Another frontal boundary extended west southwestward from the Great Lakes to the Intermountain West. Showers and stray thunderstorms developed from the northern Rockies to the northern High Plains. In addition, high elevation snow affected the Rockies. Ainsworth, Nebraska, reported a midday total of 0.28 of an inch of rain.

To the West, a warm frontal boundary approached the coast of Washington. Light to moderate showers moved onshore over western Washington and northwest Oregon. High pressure brought dry conditions to the Southwest on Wednesday. Temperatures rose above normal across Southern California due to offshore winds. Red flag warnings were issued for the southwestern corner of the state due to high fire danger.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

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

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................100 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................16 Ely, Nev.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-13 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................81 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.96 Joplin, Mo.

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