May 27 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, scattered showers and thunderstorms impacted areas from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic, and south to the Gulf States and Southeast. Some severe storms developed over Ohio, dropping small hail, while Florida experienced a stronger push of
storms across the state resulting in up to nickel sized hail and a
few downed power lines and trees. Generally, the scattered shower
and thunderstorm activity which spread across the region resulted
in less than 0.60 inches of rainfall, though with stronger storms
through Florida, and longer lasting shower activity which continued
along the Appalachians through the evening, amounts closer to 1 to
2 inches were reported.
In the middle of the country, a slow moving area of low pressure continued to spin through Missouri. This system brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to many areas throughout the Mid and Lower Mississippi Valley, while moderate to heavy showers spread into the Western Great Lakes region. Rainfall amounts here ranged from 0.50 to 1.50 inches. On the backside of this system, rain
showers persisted over portions of Nebraska and Kansas, resulting
in rainfall totals of 1.50 to 2.50 inches. Meanwhile, a complex of
storms developed over western Texas and pushed eastward through the evening. Many strong to severe storms were found with this
activity, and numerous reports of golf ball sized hail and strong
winds to 60 mph were reported. Many areas received 1 to 2 inches
with this complex of storms.
In the West, isolated to widely scattered showers and
thunderstorms developed throughout the Rocky Mountains and Four
Corners region, as well as the Great Basin and portions of central
California. No severe weather was reported. Meanwhile, a weak front
pushed into the Pacific Northwest bringing a few rain showers to
western Washington. Rainfall amounts were generally less than 0.50
inches.

WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........102 Needles, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............104 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............25 Berlin, NH
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............16 Frenchville, ME
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................51 Ft Stockton, TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........3.59 Washington, DC

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1896, a tornado impacted St. Louis, Missouri, resulting in at least 255 deaths. This made it one of the most deadly and
destructive tornadoes in U.S. History. A total of 18 tornadoes
occurred on this date.
In 1931, an F3 tornado near Moorhead, Minnesota struck the Empire Builder passenger train. Five coaches were derailed and one
was blown 80 feet. One person was killed with 57 other injured
passengers.
In 1990, strong winds up to 78 mph were reported at the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in New Orleans, Louisiana. 27 people were injured from high winds from a severe thunderstorm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as well.


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