Weather across the nation on October 21, 2016

A low pressure system merged with a tropical wave on Friday.

This broad area of low pressure ushered moderate to heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms over the Midwest, the interior Mid-Atlantic and New England. Flood advisories were issued in northeast Pennsylvania and south central New York.

Syracuse, New Yok, reported a midday total of 2.54 inches of rain. Bradford, Pennsylvania, reported a midday total of 2.11 inches of rain. Temperatures dropped 5 to 15 degrees below normal over the northern Plains and the Midwest. A light mixture of rain and snow developed over the upper Midwest. Orr, Minnesota, recorded a morning low of 24 degrees.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary stretched west southwestward from the northern High Plains to the Pacific Northwest. Light showers and high elevation snow developed along and near this frontal boundary across the upper Intermountain West and the Pacific Northwest. An onshore flow from the Pacific fueled more moderate rain in western Washington and extreme northwest Oregon.

A ridge of high pressure kept conditions warm and dry across most of the Southwest on Friday. Los Angeles recorded a midday high of 89 degrees. Scottsdale, Arizona, recorded a midday high of 91 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 Miramar MCAS, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................90 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................16 Gunnison, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-5 Gulkana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.54 Syracuse, N.Y.

© 2017 Associated Press


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