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May 22 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the eastern United States, a persistent low pressure system over the eastern Gulf of Mexico brought more rain and
scattered thunderstorms to the Florida Peninsula and southeast
Georgia yesterday. The heaviest rain of 1-2 inches fell across
coastal areas of Georgia and northeast Florida. Some isolated areas
had more than 2 inches of rain and Savannah, Georgia was one of
them with 3.78 inches of rain. Lighter showers also fell yesterday
across central Georgia, southern South Carolina, and northern
Michigan. Further north, high pressure kept dry conditions from the
Tennessee Valley into New England.
In the central United States, a cold front draped from the Great Lakes into the central Rockies brought light rain showers and a few thunderstorms to Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Most of these areas saw rainfall amounts of 0.10-0.25
inches. Along and south of this front, wind gusts of 25-35 mph were
also felt. Light rain showers were also found across North Dakota
late yesterday ahead of a surface trough trailing from a low over
Saskatchewan. Fair and dry weather prevailed for the remainder of
the central and southern Plains.
Across the western states, isolated to scattered showers were found yesterday across portions of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Rainfall amounts up to 0.25 inches generally occurred across these states. A few isolated areas saw rainfall amounts of 0.4-0.6 inches. Onshore flow led to fog and patchy drizzle along the West Coast yesterday morning which lifted by the afternoon
hours. Elsewhere across the west, dry conditions were seen.

WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........109 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............96 Miami, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............18 Stanley, ID
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............17 Jackson, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................41 Raton, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........3.78 Savannah, GA

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1876, Denver, Colo., picked up their all time record 24-hour rainfall of 6.53 inches.
In 1911, The hottest temperature ever recorded in May in New England was 101 at Lewiston, Maine.
In 1987, A tornado destroys the town of Sargossa, Texas. 30 people died and 11 were injured in the town of only 183 people. Eighty-five percent of the buildings in town were completely
destroyed.

DTN-Meteorlogix: A Felber


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