May 6 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press


Across the West, a strong storm pushed ashore, bringing moderate to heavy rains to the Pacific Northwest and down through northern California. Many locations received between 1 and 2 inches of rain.
A few embedded thunderstorms occurred through the northern Rockies, though no severe weather was reported with this activity.
In the center of the country, a large area of strong to severe thunderstorms tracked through northern Texas and Oklahoma, and moved into the Lower Mississippi Valley during the evening hours.
Numerous hail reports were associated with this system. The largest
hail reported was in Carnegie, Oklahoma where hail the size of
tennis balls fell. Generally, rainfall amounts with this system
totaled 1 to 2 inches, with 2.11 inches in Fort Smith, AR.
Meanwhile, across Nebraska and the Upper Midwest, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed, producing rainfall amounts of 0.25 to 1.00 inches. Thunderstorms dropped up to quarter sized hail from Nebraska into northern Wisconsin. Wind gusts up to 63 mph also
occurred with the thunderstorm activity.
In the East, showers and thunderstorms brought moderate to heavy rain this morning in the Southeast region. Rainfall amounts with this activity generally ranged from 0.50 to 1.50 inches and small to medium sized hail was reported with stronger storms through eastern Georgia and the Carolinas. Several tornadoes occurred
across eastern North Carolina, damaging several structures. A few
scattered showers and thunderstorms were found north of a
low-pressure area across the central Appalachians and into southern
New England. Rainfall amounts here were mainly less than 1 inch.


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............104 Laredo, TX
................ Thermal, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............109 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............27 Custer, SD
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................14 Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)......................54 Mullan Pass, ID
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES).............2.11 Fort Smith, AR


In 1876, an extremely strong wind storm caused $250,000 in damage in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
In 1984, two men were struck by lightning and killed while
standing in a boat on Sheridan Lake of South Dakota.
In 1987, 18 record highs were reported across California and Oregon.

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