A strengthening nor'easter was bringing wind-swept rain from the
coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic to coastal New England Wednesday
afternoon. Rain is forecast to spread northward and inland over the
balance of New England at night and continue Thursday and to diminish
over the mid-Atlantic. Downpours from tropical moisture and a stalled
front continued to affect the Florida Keys to the southern counties
of the Peninsula. A narrow swath of clouds, showers and spotty
thunderstorms extended from central Texas to the eastern part of the
Dakotas. An area of rain and locally gusty winds continued to affect
Washington state, western Oregon and part of northern California. The
series of storms will continue in the Northwest into next week.
Moisture and winds from part of the old circulation from Ana will
arrive next week in the Northwest. Tropical Depression 9 is forecast
to weaken while passing over the Yucatan Peninsula later Wednesday
night and Thursday, but some reorganization/strengthening are
possible this weekend over the northwestern Caribbean. A piece of the
old system may be ejected northeastward quickly this weekend across
the Bahamas to perhaps waters around Bermuda, while another piece
remains behind in the Caribbean.
The Early Season Kansas City Snowstorm Anniversary...
--While warm weather continued around Kansas City, Missouri, this
year on October 22, a snowstorm clobbered the city on this date in
1996. The storm brought 6.5 inches of snow to the metro area, which
downed scores of trees and power lines. Approximately 175,00 people
were without power during and or shortly after the storm. Damage
reached $8 million.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--Flash flooding occurred in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday morning.
The Belt Parkway was closed for a time.
--Flash flooding occurred in Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday morning.
Multiple vehicles became stalled in rising water.
--A waterspout was observed near Little Torch Key, Florida on
--Winds gusted to 66 mph at Cape Meares, Oregon onWednesday morning.
--Winds gusted to 59 mph at Garibaldi, Oregon on Wednesday morning.
--Winds gusted to 50 mph at Cape Disappointment, Washington on
--Parts of Palm Beach County, Florida, received between 6 and 10
inches of rain on Tuesday with incidents of flash flooding.
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday...
Quillayute, Wash. 2.88
Newport, Ore. 1.81
Belmar, N.J. 1.79
Key West, Fla. 1.78
Mcminnville, Ore. 1.69
Portland, Ore. 1.64
Brownsville, Texas 1.61
North Bend, Ore. 1.55
Baltimore, Md. 1.54
Vancouver, Wash. 1.48
Hoquiam, Wash. 1.39
Fryeburg, Maine 1.38
Bremerton, Wash. 1.34
Chester, Conn. 1.22
Shelton, Wash. 1.21
Central Park, N.Y. 1.18
Olympia, Wash. 1.18
Astoria, Ore. 1.16
Aurora, Neb. 1.14
Seattle, Was. 1.02
Salem, Wash. 0.98
Tacoma, Wash. 0.97
Aurora, Ore. 0.93
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 97 at Yuma, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 15 at Boulder, Wyoming
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