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NATIONAL SUMMARY It was a cool day across the Northeast yesterday as a surge of fall-like air pushed in from the north. High temperatures across region struggled to reach the mid-50s. On the other hand, an impressive surge of warm air crept into the Northwest with daytime highs reaching into the low to middle 70s, which is 10-15 degrees higher than average for this time of the year. The showers and periods of heavy rain that impacted the East during the first part of the weekend began to push to the north, allowing for a predominately dry day across the region. Although cities like Syracuse and Ithaca, New York, did have a shower or two. Thunderstorms stretched across the Four Corners and Texas, and dumped over a half an inch of rain in places like Gallup, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Elsewhere across the country, conditions remained dry. SPECIAL WEATHER Wilma Becomes Strongest Hurricane in Atlantic Hurricane Wilma became the most intense storm on record in the Atlantic Basin on this date back in 2005. Wilma was a Category 5 hurricane with a central pressure dropping to 882 mb and peak sustained winds of 175 mph at the time. This pressure broke the old record of 888 mb set back in 1998 by Hurricane Gilbert. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Some Rainfall Totals from Monday: Safford, AZ: 1.14 inches Quillayute, WA: 1.07 inches Alice, TX: 0.80 inches Ozona, TX: 0.80 inches El Paso, TX: 0.45 inches St. Johns, AZ: 0.33 inches Durango, CO: 0.32 inches Miscellaneous Reports from Monday: Two brush fires from a passing thunderstorm were reported in Durago, Colorado. Visibility dropped to 1 mile with blowing dust near Tumbleweed Park, Arizona. Temperature Departures from Normal Sunday (in degrees F): Boston, MA -2 New York, NY -5 Philadelphia, PA -4 Pittsburgh, PA -5 Cleveland, OH -5 Cincinnati, OH -5 Washington, DC -1 Myrtle Beach, SC -1 Atlanta, GA -2 Orlando, FL -3 Miami, FL -2 Nashville, TN -4 Detroit, MI -8 St. Louis, MO -5 Dallas, TX 0 Denver, CO +11 Phoenix, AZ +7 San Diego, CA +5 San Francisco, CA +6 Portland, OR +11 Seattle, WA +12 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 97 at Palm Springs, California National Low Yesterday 15 at Bodie State Park, California COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved OCTOBER 20 PLACE YEAR EVENT _________________________________________________________________________ Near New Orleans 1982 A tanker and four oil barges collided in dense fog; 23 people were killed in the resulting fires. Central Calif. 1991 Huge fires fanned by strong winds. The Oakland area was hardest hit with hundreds of homes destroyed. All told, the fires led to $1.5 billion damage, killing 25 and injuring 150.
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