Patches of rain continued to affect Maine and eastern Massachusetts
on Friday afternoon. Rain was still falling in parts of the Keys and
southeastern Florida. Much of the balance of the eastern and central
parts of the nation were free of rain. Dry weather and sunshine
continued over the Southwest. Meanwhile, the Northwest was in between
storm systems on Friday. Spotty rain was falling from the Oregon
coast to western Montana with some snow over the high ground along
the Idaho/Montana border. Temperatures were climbing into the 80s F
as far north as southwestern Nebraska Friday afternoon. This warm
will expand farther to the east over the Central states this weekend
and into the Northeast for a time next week. The former Tropical
Depression 9 has split apart with one weak subtropical center moving
northeastward over the Florida Straits and another portion hovering
along the coast of Belize and eastern Yucatan. Showers and
thunderstorms will push east of the Bahamas later Saturday and will
pass through Bermuda Saturday night into Sunday morning. The area in
the northwestern Caribbean will need to be monitored for slow
development through the weekend, although wind shear will continue in
The New Jersey Turnpike Disaster Recalled...
Fog and smoke from swamp and garbage dump fires combined to produce
very low visibility along the New Jersey Turnpike spanning Oct.
23-24, 1973. The sudden low visibility contributed to many auto
accidents. Nine people were killed and more than 40 others were
injured outside of Kearny, New Jersey.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Record from Thursday:
-Bangor, ME had 1.94 inches of rain, breaking the record of 1.73
inches of rain set in 1929.
Severe Weather Report from Thursday:
-An EF1 tornado touched down in Longview, WA. The tornado traveled
six blocks and caused roof damage.
Denver, CO...................82 (old record 80 set in 2011).
Garden City, KS............86 (old record 85 set in 1952 and tied in
Dalhart, TX....................87 (old record 85 set in 2012).
Colorado Springs, CO...78 (old record 78 set in 2011).
Alamosa, CO.................71 (old record 70 set in 2011).
72-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Friday
Key West, Fla. 2.74
Marathon, Fla. 2.34
Homestead, Fla. 1.60
West Palm Beach, Fla. 1.48
Miami, Fla. 1.11
East Milton, Mass. 6.46
Beverly, Mass. 6.35
Norwood, Mass. 4.23
Portland, Maine 3.88
Bangor, Maine 2.76
Jaffrey, N.H. 4.07
Keene, N.H. 2.53
Springfield, Vt. 1.56
Block Island, R.I. 1.33
New York, N.Y. 2.23
Newark, N.J. 1.77
Rainfall (Inches) Oct. 20-23...Does Not Include Rain Friday...