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NATIONAL SUMMARY 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. SPECIAL WEATHER 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 morning. --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, Washington. 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 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 97 at Yuma, Arizona National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 19 at Green River, Wyoming 2014 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved OCTOBER 23 PLACE YEAR EVENT ______________________________________________________________________ Marksville, La. 1878 Residents reported "thousands" of small fish (5"-9") falling from the sky. Montana/Dakotas 1991 Early season snowstorm brought 7-14 inches to many locations.
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