NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
The southern portions of the country remained active on Monday.
Heavy rainfall fell across the Red River Valley, southern Oklahoma,
to the Lower Mississippi Valley, and into the central Gulf States.
These areas easily saw one to two inches widespread from this rain
and storms. Some pockets of rainfall was up to 2.50 inches in
southeast Oklahoma, southern Arkansas, and northern Louisiana.
There were also a few hail reports and lots of flash flooding that
occurred over much of the region.
Winds damage was reported across south central Mississippi as well.
Portions of the Southeast was also hit by some moderate rains at times, especially across South Carolina and Georgia. Wind damage also occurred across these two states along with some hail reports from thunderstorms that occurred. Rainfall was heavy at times as well across Florida as thunderstorms rolled across the state, but
no severe weather was reported Monday from this activity.
Most of the Midwest was quiet as well as the Southwest with high pressure dominating these areas. Showers and even some high elevation snow showers feel Monday across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. This storm system also brought some rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across portions of Montana and also started to push across the Northern Plains late Monday.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........106 Gila Bend, AZ
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............106 Alice, Texas
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............21 Yellowstone Lake,
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............14 Jackson, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................50 Sandburg, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........2.42 El Dorado,
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1972, flash flooding killed 18 people in the Texas Hill
Country as 16 inches of rain fell near New Braunfels, TX. A 30-foot
wall of water rushed down Blueders Creek into the Comal and
Guadalupe Rivers. Damage was estimated up to $20 million.
In 1982, 46 inches of snow fell at Coal Creek Canyon, near
In 1997, a very impressive sight was seen as a tornado developed over the southwest side of Miami, FL and went right across parts of downtown. Four people received minor injuries from the tornado.