Rain showers fell across Indiana, Ohio, southern Michigan, northern
Kentucky, West Virginia, northern Tennessee, western Pennsylvania and
western New York on Friday afternoon. Snow mixed in with the rain in
northeastern Illinois, northern parts of the Lower Peninsula of
Michigan and northern Indiana. Snow showers fell across the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan and north and eastern portions of Wisconsin.
Light rain showers fell across far southern portions of Florida as
well as far southern Texas. Rain fell across much of Washington
state, the western half of Oregon and northern California.
Anniversary of Start of Donner Party's Long Ordeal...
--On October 31, 1846, snow began to fall over the high country of
the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Over sixty inches of snow caught a group
of pioneers on Donner Pass by surprise. Snow drifts of 30 to 40 feet
were created, making all attempts to breach the pass impossible.
Eventually, starvation set in and members of the party were forced to
resort to cannibalism to stay alive. Forty-seven members of the 87
person party survived.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Record Highs (F) From Thursday:
-Burley, ID tied the record of 73 degrees, originally set in 1990.
-Ely, NV tied the record of 72 degrees, originally set in 1965.
-Stanley, ID set a record of 63 degrees, breaking the record of 61
degrees set in 1983.
Highest Wind Gusts Through Noon CDT on Friday:
-67 mph near Gary, Indiana
-61 mph Big Sable Point, Michigan
-59 mph near Gwinn, Michigan
-53 mph near Cheboygan, Wisconsin
-51 mph near Dune Acres, Indiana
-51 mph near Ojibway, Michigan
-51 mph near Granite Island, Michigan
-46 mph near Munising, Michigan
RealFeel Temperatures (F) as of 3:00 PM EDT....
Minneapolis, Minn. 34
Detroit, Mich. 37
Chicago, Ill. 17
Indianapolis, Ind. 29
Milwaukee, Wis. 21
Bismarck, N.D. 23
Marquette, Mich. 14
Green Bay, Wis. 24
Lansing, Mich. 19
South Bend, Ind. 28
Champaign, Ill. 26
St. Louis, Mo. 35
Toledo, Ohio 34
Des Moines, Iowa 33
Duluth, Minn. 37
Fargo, N.D. 32
Snow Amounts as of 3:00 PM EDT (inches)...
Winchester, Wis. 9
Gile, Wis. 6.8
Minocqua, Wis. 5
Marenisco, Mich. 7
Mellen, Mich 3.1
Herman, Mich. 3.6
Forest Lake, Mich. 3.3
Wakefield, Mich. 6
National High Today (through 9 pm) 95 at Phoenix, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 pm) 5 at Langdon, North Dakota
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