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NATIONAL SUMMARY Temperatures across the central and northern Plains soared well above normal yesterday. Highs rose into the upper 70s and lower 80s, putting locations 15 to 20 degrees above their normal high temperatures for this time of the year. The warm weather extended into the Northwest and down across the Southwest where daytime highs were 5 to 10 degrees above normal as well. A low pressure system in the Northeast brought showers and rain to the region yesterday, where locations like Mount Washington, New Hampshire, picked up 0.47 of an inch of rain, and allowed clouds to linger in the Midwest and Great Lakes keeping temperatures cool. Unsettled weather in the Gulf of Mexico late yesterday developed into Tropical Depression 9, and if this system continues to strengthen it will become Tropical Storm Hanna. SPECIAL WEATHER Earliest Snowstorm hits Northern New England Today marks the 45th anniversary of the earliest and heaviest snowstorm to impact areas of northern New England on record since 1925. Locations in Vermont picked up over a foot of snow, especially in mountain areas. In Burlington, Vermont, 5.1 inches of snow became the 24-hour October record, and Portland, Maine, broke an early season record with 3.6 inches. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS --0.75 of an inch-diameter hail fell on Brick Township, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon. --0.25 of an inch-diameter hail fell on Point Pleasant and Bayville, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon. --A waterspout was observed just east of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Tuesday afternoon. --A waterspout was observed near Marathon, Florida, Tuesday morning. --Thunderstorm winds gusted to 43 mph near Key West, Florida, Tuesday morning. --Thunderstorm winds gusted to 45 mph near Key Largo, Florida, Tuesday morning. A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor'easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations. One or more days of rainy, windy and unsettled weather conditions are in store this week for the northeastern United States from Virginia to Maine. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 1 a.m. EDT (in inches): West Palm Beach, FL 2.64 Hilton, Head, SC 1.96 Key West, FL 1.83 Vero Beach, FL 1.56 Quillayute, WA 1.49 Portland, ME 1.43 Cape Canaveral, FL 1.16 Wiscasset, ME 1.11 Marfa, TX 1.11 Akron, OH 1.00 Houston, TX 1.00 Fryeburg, ME 0.96 DuBois, PA 0.80 Augusta, ME 0.75 Franklin, PA 0.74 Baltimore, MD 0.72 Tillamook, OR 0.70 Youngstown, OH 0.66 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 95 at Palm Springs, California National Low Yesterday 20 at Bodie State Park, California COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved OCTOBER 22 PLACE YEAR EVENT _______________________________________________________________________ California 1965 Temperature reached 104 degrees at San Diego (record for date). Record for date 100 degrees at Los Angeles (downtown). Climax of heat wave of record duration in Southern California. Nicaragua 1988 Hurricane Juan killed more than 200 people and resulted in $1.5 billion in damages.
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