-A cold front sweeping across the East brought big changes to the
region yesterday. Despite a mild start, colder air moved over the
region as the front tracked eastward throughout the day, reaching the
coast by the evening hours. Temperatures dropped quickly after the
front passed, with Scranton, Pa., having the temperature drop off 20
degrees in just one hour. Not only did this front result in a big
temperature swing, but also heavy rain. Rainfall amounts totaled over
an inch from the Carolinas to New England, resulting in some flooding
in Vermont. Snow and sleet managed to mix in with the rain on the
back end of the system in the Northeast with a time of steady snow
over portions of western Pennsylvania and New York. This resulted in
some accumulations, mainly on grassy surfaces. The core of the cold
air was centered over the Great Lakes, setting multiple record lows
in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dry weather was the story across the
Plains with temperatures reaching the 60s from Texas to Wyoming. Dry
weather was also seen over the West with the exception of a few
showers over the northern Rockies.
Major Snowstorm Hits Great Lakes
-A powerful storm brought heavy snow to the Great Lakes region on this
day back in 1993. Heavy wet snow fell over the state of Michigan,
burying the K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base with 24 inches of snow. Vilas
County, Wis., recorded snowdrifts up to 5 feet tall.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Record Lows from Tuesday:
-St. Cloud, Minn., set a record of 16 degrees, breaking the record of
17 degrees set in 1943.
-Minneapolis, Minn., tied the record of 18 degrees, originally set
way back in 1875 and first tied in 1935.
-Hill City, Kan., set a record of 19 degrees, breaking the record of
23 degrees set in 1951.
-St. Joseph, Mo., set a record of 23 degrees, breaking the record of
24 degrees set in 1928.
-Joplin, Mo., set a record of 25 degrees, breaking the record of 26
degrees set in 1983.
-Lubbock, Texas, tied the record of 25 degrees, originally set in
-Springfield, Mo., tied the record of 25 degrees, originally set in
-Childress, Texas, set a record of 26 degrees, breaking the record of
30 degrees set in 1983.
-Rolla, Mo., set a record of 26 degrees, breaking the record of 27
degrees set in 1962.
-Longview, Texas, tied the record of 33 degrees, originally set in
-Austin (Bergstrom Airport), Texas, tied the record of 34 degrees,
originally set in 2008.
-College Station, Texas, set a record of 37 degrees, breaking the
record of 38 degrees set in 1928.
-Victoria, Texas, tied the record of 38 degrees, originally set in
Some Snowfall Records from Tuesday:
-Dayton, Ohio, had 1.1 inches, breaking the record of 0.1 of an inch
set in 1935.
-Columbus, Ohio, had 0.9 of an inch, breaking the record of 0.7 of an
inch set in 1943.
Some Record Low Maximums:
Detroit, MI (36/1904) 33
Muskegon, MI (35./1944) 33
Flint, MI (35/1944) 34
South Bend, IN (Tied 1907) 35
Grand Rapids, MI (36/1904) 35
Fort Wayne, IN (37/1928) 36
Indianapolis, IN (40/1928) 38
Dayton, OH (40/1962) 38
24-Hour Rainfall Amounts as of 1 a.m. Tuesday:
Tallahassee, FL 3.86"
Valdosta, GA 2.78"
Brunswick, GA 2.75"
Baltimore, MD 2.42"
Norfolk, VA 2.30"
Winston-Salem, NC 2.24"
Andover, NJ 2.23"
Rockingham, NC 2.16"
Hampton Roads, VA 2.11"
Emporia, VA 2.10"
Wakefield, VA 2.06"
Martinsville, VA 2.02"
Southern Pines, NC 1.96"
Suffolk, VA 1.88"
Monroe, NC 1.87"
Lynchburg, VA 1.86"
National High Yesterday Yesterday 95 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday Yesterday -7 at Land O Lakes, Wisconsin
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