An area of rain continued to become more extensive over the Northeast
and reached into part of the central Appalachians and the eastern
Ohio Valley. A few thunderstorms erupted along the mid-Atlantic coast
as energy began to be transferred to the new storm taking shape
offshore, which will become a nor'easter for New England at midweek.
Drenching showers and thunderstorms were affecting South Florida and
the Keys to southeastern Mexico as a broad area of tropical moisture
continued to expand with a developing tropical low over the
southwestern Gulf of Mexico. A zone of spotty showers and
thunderstorms extended from southern and western Texas to the
northern Rockies. Snow was falling over the high ground along the
Idaho/Montana border. Locally drenching rain was affecting western
Washington and northwestern Oregon.
Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma Landfall...
--On Oct. 21, 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall as a Category 4
storm on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 150-mph sustained winds.
Wilma was the first Atlantic storm to use the letter "W" and had
earlier become the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a
central pressure of 26.05 inches. Approximately 60 people died and
damage reached $29 billion as a result of Wilma on its track through
the Caribbean, Central America, Florida, Atlantic Canada and later
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--0.75-of-an-inch diameter hail fell on Brick Township, New Jersey,
--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,
--A waterspout was observed near Marathon, Florida, Tuesday morning.
--Thunderstorm winds gusted to 43 mph near Key West, Florida, Tuesday
--Thunderstorm winds gusted to 45 mph near Key Largo, Florida,
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 (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday...
Marathon, Fla. 3.91
West Palm Beach, Fla. 2.64
Key West, Fla. 2.10
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 1.96
Vero Beach, Fla 1.56
Quillayute, Wash. 1.54
NASA Shuttle Facility, Fla. 1.16
Marfa, Texas 1.12
Akron, Ohio 1.10
Houston, Texas 1.00
Youngstown, Ohio 0.91
Franklin, Pa. 0.90
Du Bois, Pa. 0.79
Wiscasset, Maine 0.73
Ashtabula, Ohio 0.73
Tillamook, Ore. 0.71
Rochester, N.Y. 0.70
Emigrant Gap, Calif. 0.66
New Castle, Pa. 0.65
Portland, Maine 0.64
Hoquiam, Wash. 0.62
Butte, Mont. 0.61
Augusta, Maine 0.60
Cleveland, Ohio 0.54
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 95 at El Centro, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 20 at Bodie State Park, California
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