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May 7 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the eastern third of the country, lines of strong
thunderstorms rumbled across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia
yesterday morning. These storms produced dozens of damage reports
from wind and hail. Most of the reported hail was described as
between dime- and quarter-sized. Near Brooksville, MS, an
18-wheeler was flipped over due to thunderstorm gusts. The storms
also spawned a tornado near Madison, AL. Into the afternoon, storms
continued to develop further east into Virginia and the Carolinas,
where more hail and wind reports were noted. Later into the evening
and overnight, storms redeveloped back west across the Tennessee
Valley and northern Mississippi to Georgia. Further north, rain
showers spread across the Ohio Valley and across the northeastern
U.S. The heaviest showers were spreading up the Northeastern coast
overnight, dropping over an inch in New York City and just under an
inch in Philadelphia so far this morning.
In the central U.S., thunderstorms pushed across far
northeastern TX, AK, and into northern Louisiana during the morning
hours. Several wind reports were noted. Into the late morning and
early afternoon hours, thunderstorms developed across eastern
Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. Quarter-sized hail was reported near
Spirit Lake, IA. Later in the afternoon and evening, hail reported
continued to come in from Wisconsin and Illinois. Rain and
scattered thunderstorms also developed overnight across South
Dakota, Nebraska, into northern Kansas. A few record high
temperatures were noted across Texas, with Del Rio being the hot
spot yesterday with a high of 107 degrees.
Across the western half of the country, rain showers from a storm system digging into the Pacific Northwest continued to plague that region, from northern California to Washington to Idaho. Over an inch of rain has fallen in portions of western Washington and
northwestern Oregon. Seattle-Tacoma set a new daily precipitation
record with 0.82 inches yesterday. Elsewhere, strong wind gusts
plagued the canyons and passes in portions of central and southern
California. Winds gusted as high as 69 mph early this morning in
the city of Sandburg with common gusts of 50-60 mph being recorded
due to a strong northerly flow over the region. A few record highs
were also noted across southern California. Santa Barbara, CA
topped out at 100 degrees smashing the old record of 86 set in
1991.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............107 Del Rio, TX
............................................... Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............113 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............29 Bryce Canyon, UT
............................................... Yellowstone
Lake, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)................28 Cut Bank, MT
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)......................72 Madera, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES).............2.56 Tupelo, MS

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1840, one of the deadliest tornados in early American history struck Natchez Landing in Mississippi. The tornado killed 317
people and caused an estimated million dollars in damage.
In 1915, five inches of snow fell along the shores of Lake
Superior.
In 1987, a heat wave continued to grip the western U.S.
Thirty-one cities reported record high temperatures, including 105
degrees at Sacramento, CA.

DTN-Meteorlogix


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