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May 5 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms tracked through the Gulf States, Tennessee Valley, and Appalachians. Generally, rainfall amounts of 0.50 to 2.00 inches were reported, though with heaviest thunderstorm activity, rainfall totals of 3 to 4 inches were also recorded. A few stronger storms developed through the Carolinas during the afternoon and evening hours, with hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter reported. Two tornadoes were reported as well, one of which flipped two travel trailers. Light to moderate rains fell
across the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England with rainfall
amounts here of less than 0.50 inches. High pressure remained a
dominating feature through the Great Lakes.
Across the middle of the country, a few light rain showers and embedded thunderstorms tracked through the Dakotas, High Plains, Central Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Occasional lightning strikes and winds gusting to 40-50 mph were associated with this activity. No severe weather was reported, with the exception of a
report of small in northeastern Texas. Rainfall amounts were
generally less than 0.50 inches, though isolated higher amounts
occurred in thunderstorms.
In the West, a low pressure system brought clouds, winds, and rain showers to Oregon, Washington, northern California, and Idaho. Strong winds up to near 60 mph and occasional lightning was experienced with this activity. Moderate to heavy rain fell across
these areas, with rainfall amounts generally less than 0.40 inches.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............101 Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............105 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............17 Stanley, ID
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................10 Dillon, MT
............................................. Rawlins, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)......................59 Mammoth Lakes,
CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES).............4.29 Evergreen, AL

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1917, a strong snowstorm brought 12 inches of snow to Denver, Colorado.
In 1987, the temperatures soared to 100 degrees in downtown Sacramento, California. This was the beginning of a 10 day stretch of hot temperatures, with 8 days of record breaking high
temperatures.
In 1989, severe weather swept the Southeast. A tornado struck a shopping center in Toccoa, Georgia injuring 15 people. Four
fatalities were reported near Toluca, North Carolina. And baseball
size hail fell at Lake Murray, South Carolina.


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