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NATIONAL SUMMARY Spotty light rain showers moved slowly east across portions of the interior Northeast Thursday afternoon. A band of rain stretched from northern Illinois into northern Arkansas. Scattered rain showers moved slowly east across eastern Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Michigan. Very spotty rain showers moved east through far southern Oklahoma and portions of central Texas. Scattered rain showers moved slowly northeast across Florida and far southern Georgia. Rain was persistent across northern Oregon, much of Washington state and northern Idaho. SPECIAL WEATHER Stagnant Air Causes Deadly Smog in Donora, Pennsylvania... --During late October of 1948, a strong and long-lasting temperature inversion in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania, produced a wall of smog that caused the death's of 20 people and sickened and additional 7,000. A multitude of chemicals, including sulfuric acid, nitrogen dioxide and fluoride poured into the air from U.S. Steel Corp.'s zinc and steel mills. A layer of warm air formed over the top of a chilly air near the ground and caused the pollutants to become trapped over the city for five days. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER 24 Hour Temperature Changes (2 PM WED/2 PM THU): New York City, N.Y.: 70/58 Buffalo, N.Y.: 54/48 Boston, Mass.: 73/57 Philadelphia, Pa.: 66/59 Pittsburgh, Pa.: 54/48 Richmond, Va.: 75/64 Raleigh, N.C.: 75/65 Charlotte, S.C.: 78/65 Atlanta, Ga.: 71/63 Tallahassee, Fla.: 80/68 Mobile, Ala.: 79/69 New Orleans, La.: 81/72 24-Hour Rainfall as of 8:00 PM EDT (Inches)... Gainesville, Fla.: 0.98 Quillayute, Wash.: 0.98 Stumpy Point, N.C., 0.80 Hoquiam, Wash.: 0.78 Coldest Temperature (F) of the Season Sep.-Oct. So Far (Likely to be surpassed this weekend.) Bangor, Maine 31 Boston, Mass. 39 New York City, N.Y. 42 Philadelphia, Pa. 39 Pittsburgh, Pa. 33 State College, Pa. 36 Washington, D.C. 44 Richmond, Va. 38 Raleigh, N.C. 39 Charlotte, N.C. 38 Atlanta, Ga. 43 Memphis, Tenn. 44 Cleveland, Ohio 32 Detroit, Mich. 32 Indianapolis, Ind. 34 Chicago, Ill. 33 Milwaukee, Wis. 33 Minneapolis, Minn. 31 Buffalo, N.Y. 34 Charleston, W.Va. 35 Columbus, Ohio 38 Paducah, Ky. 34 Mobile, Ala. 44 Tupelo, Miss. 39 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 94 at Phoenix, Arizona National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 13 at Angel Fire, New Mexico 2014 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved OCTOBER 30 PLACE YEAR EVENT _______________________________________________________________________ Donora, PA 1948 Second consecutive year with a smog problem: Smog disaster caused 20 deaths in the Monongahela Valley. Five-day inversion trapped impurities in lower atmosphere. Gulf Coast 1985 A total of 5-10 inches of rain (27th-30th) common across coastal Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Juan.
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