A coastal storm is bringing periods of rainfall, locally heavy over
New York and portions of New England. A few rain showers are seen
over eastern Wisconsin, southern Missouri, northern Arkansas and
portions of northern Louisiana. Rain is seen over extreme South
Florida, mainly over the Florida Keys. Periods of rain are impacting
the Pacific Northwest including the states of Washington, Oregon,
Idaho, and northern California. The Southeast, Rockies, and the
Southwest remains dry.
The Great Gale of 1878...
--On Oct. 23, 1878, the "Gale of '78" hurricane was centered over
Richmond, Virginia. Washington D.C. had a barometer reading of 28.78
inches. Cape May, New Jersey, recorded a wind gust of 84 mph from the
Southeast. Winds of 100 mph were measured in Wilmington, Delaware.
Several hundred buildings in Pennsylvania were destroyed. In
Virginia, weather stations were damaged and 19 sailors drowned when
their ship was driven ashore at Virginia Beach.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--Intense rainfall lead to flooding in multiple counties in
Massachusetts including Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth with
additional reports of downed trees and power lines and landslides on
Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
--A small landslide covered the historic highway in the Columbia
River Gorge in Multnomah County, Oregon on Wednesday evening.
--Numerous vehicles were disabled in Worcester County, Massachusetts
due to sinkholes along Interstate 290 Eastbound and Route 146 North
on Thursday morning.
--Trees blocked train tracks in Rockport, Massachusetts on Thursday
--Over wash along the Marshfield, Massachusetts coast resulted in
salt water puddles and streams, mainly on Nantasket Avenue.
--A tornado was reported to have traveled 6 blocks in Cowlitz,
48-Hour Rainfall Totals in inches (ending 8 PM EDT Thursday)...
Beverly, Mass. 5.72
East Milton, Mass. 5.20
Lawrence, Mass. 3.74
Norwood, Mass. 3.56
Jaffrey, N.H. 3.43
Boston, Mass. 2.87
Fitchburg, Mass. 2.73
Bedford, Mass. 2.59
Keene, N.H. 2.46
Taunton, Mass. 2.45
Rockland, Maine 2.36
Manchester, N.H. 2.05
Brookings, Ore. 2.05
Arcata, Cali. 1.96
Bar Harbor, Maine 1.83
Mullan Pass, Idaho 1.82
24 Hour Peak Wind Gusts (mph)
East Milton, Mass. 59
New Bedford, Mass. 55
Boston, Mass. 54
Beverly, Mass. 49
Augusta, Maine 41
Portland, Maine 40
Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 53
Providence, R.I. 45
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 97 at Yuma, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 19 at Green River, Wyoming
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