A sluggish tropical disturbance that dumped over a foot (305 mm) of rain in parts of the Philippines will continue to cause flooding across the country into the weekend.
The moisture associated with what once was Tropical Storm Peipah sat across the Visayas through the weekend, dumping torrential rain on the region. While still wet, less rain fell in the other two regions of the Philippines, Luzon to the north and Mindanao to the south.
Peipah is no longer an organized tropical system and the plentiful tropical moisture is finally starting to run out over the central Philippines. A few showers could linger into the weekend.
The wave of wet weather is now sliding westward into the South China Sea, signaling a return to more typical bouts of showers and thunderstorms across the country.
However, with rainfall over a foot in many places, it will take a few more days for waters to recede.
The country is prone to excessive tropical rainfall due to its location near the equator and the warm water surrounding the islands.
The worst flooding problems across the islands typically stem from tropical systems that plow through the region. One of the worst, Typhoon Haiyan, devastated the area last November.
Unfortunately, many locations still struggling to rebuild from that storm will be in the path of the heavy rainfall over the next several days.
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A major Thanksgiving Day storm threatens to ruin holiday events across the Central states with flooding rain, snow, a glaze of ice and fog.
Hurricane Sandra remains on track to target northern Mexico Friday and Saturday, but it should be much weaker at landfall than the major hurricane status to which it is currently strengthening.
Unsettled weather will stretch across the United Kingdom on 27th November as millions set out in search of the best Black Friday deals on offer.
Winterlike conditions will continue disrupt travel across the Intermountain West leading up to Thanksgiving.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Wet weather will stretch from Texas to Michigan and could impact shoppers and slow travel during Black Friday.
Astoria, Or (1998)
5.56 inches of rain fell, setting a new all-time record. the previous rainfall record was 4.53 inches from January 9, 1966.
Great Appalachian Storm (24th-26th) developed greatest wind force, deepest snow, most severe early-season cold in history of the Northeast: 18.8 inches of snow at Akron, OH; Youngstown, OH, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.7 inches and a maximum single storm total of 28.7 inches; Steubenville, OH, had a maximum single storm total of 36.3 inches; Pittsburgh, PA, had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 20.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 27.7 inches; and Charleston, WV had a maximum 24-hour snowfall of 15.1 inches and a maximum single storm total of 25.6 inches. At coastal stations such as Newark and Boston single-minute wind speeds in excess of 80 mph were registered. There was a 108 mph gust at Newark. Peak gusts of 110 were noticed at Concord, NH; 108 mph at Newark, NJ; and 100 mph at Hartford, CT. Atop Mt. Washington, a wind gust of 160 mph hit from the southeast early on the 26th. Central Park, in the heart of sheltered Manhattan Island, set an 80-year record of 70 mph.
Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton (1971)
Heavy snowfall in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. It started to snow the night before, and by about noon Thanksgiving Day 11/25/71, 20.5 inches of snow was reported on the ground at the Avoca, PA airport. Some of the surrounding areas had even more snow. Dallas, PA, had 27 inches and parts of the Poconos had as much as 30 inches. Barn roofs collapsed, power lines were downed, and tree branches were broken. The majority of the snow fell within 12 hours.