Weather across the nation on October 3, 2016

Rain across central Rockies, northern Rockies and northern High Plains; Winter storm warnings issued

A low pressure area moved across the upper Intermountain West and the northern high Plains today, bringing moderate to heavy rain and high elevation snow across the Wasatch, the central Rockies, the northern Rockies and the northern high Plains.

Winter storm warnings were issued in central Montana. Winter weather advisories were also issued in southwest Montana, eastern Idaho, northern Utah and parts of Wyoming. Worland, Wyoming, reported a midday total of 0.87 of an inch of rain. Driggs, Idaho, reported a midday total of 0.59 of an inch.

Temperatures dropped 10 to 20 degrees below normal over a handful of states west of the Plains. Burns, Oregon, recorded a morning low of 24 degrees with a wind chill factor of 18 degrees.

A cold frontal boundary associated with this system generated rain and thunderstorms across the northern Plains and the central high Plains. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued in southeast Montana, northeast Wyoming, western South Dakota and western Nebraska. Torrington, Wyoming, reported 1.00 inch sized hail.

Meanwhile, another frontal system approached the West Coast. Showers and high elevation snow moved onshore over northern California and portions of the Pacific Northwest.

Back east, a low pressure area transitioned eastward over the northern Mid-Atlantic and the western Atlantic. This system kept showery weather in the picture for parts of the Northeast. A cold frontal boundary associated with system initiated showers and thunderstorms across the southern Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast.

Cocoa Beach, Florida,  reported a midday total of 2.08 inches of rain. Daytona Beach, Florida, reported a midday total of 1.94 inches.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................94 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................105 Stuart, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................24 Redmond, Oregon

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................2 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Wendover, Utah

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.08 Cocoa Beach, Florida

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