May 28 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Thursday, May 28, 2009

In the East, isolated to scattered showers occurred across the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Rainfall averaged 0.25 to 0.50 inches with isolated spots receiving over an inch. Lansing, MI
reported a new record rainfall of 1.92 inches. Rain showers
continued overnight across Upstate New York, Vermont, New
Hampshire, and southern Maine. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
redeveloped across Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South
Carolina, western North Carolina, and Florida. Rainfall amounts
have averaged 0.25 to 0.50 inches across these states. A few
isolated wind reports were noted across MS, AL, GA and FL during
the afternoon. Trees were knocked down in Boca Raton, FL while
power lines were blown down in Lewisburg, MS and Decatur, AL.
Across the central U.S., a slow moving system across the Plains brought showers and isolated thunderstorms to areas from Wisconsin into northern Texas. Morning showers and thunderstorms developed near San Antonio, Texas around daybreak and intensified while moving towards the Gulf Coast. Later in the afternoon, heavier
thunderstorms developed along the Texas-Mexico border and continued
to rumble across southern Texas overnight. Numerous reports of
large hail came from these storms across southern Texas. Grapefruit
sized hail smashed windows near Boerne, TX. Quarter to golf ball
sized hail was reported in Crystal City, TX. Heavy rains were also
reported. Brownsville, TX reported 1.69 inches. Some strong
thunderstorms developed across Missouri and Arkansas as well. One
inch hail was reported near Edgar Springs, MO while wind gusts
around 60 mph knocked down limbs near Reyno, AR. Further north,
mainly just moderate rains fell across Michigan, Wisconsin,
southeastern MN, and northeastern IA. Rain amounts were around an
inch in many of these areas. Decorah, IA checked in at 0.97 inches
while La Crosse, WI reported 2.21 inches. Rains diminished across
Iowa and Minnesota while northern Wisconsin and Michigan continued
to add to their totals overnight.
In the West, scattered afternoon thunderstorms developed across the Four Corners region, as well as Nevada and California. The heaviest activity was found across New Mexico, however, an isolated strong thunderstorm produced inch and a half sized hail, breaking windshields near Coarsegold, CA. Most of this activity diminished after sunset. The Pacific Northwest and the Northern Rockies were relatively quiet.

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........113 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............104 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............26 Shirley Basin, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............20 Duluth, MN
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................61 Moore Haven, FL
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........2.92 Pensacola, FL

In 1942, Iowa was hit with its latest snowstorm on record. Ten inches was reported at LeMars, eight in Cherokee, and seven and a half in Waukon.
In 1987, thunderstorms produced flooding rains across Oklahoma and northern Texas. Ten to 13 inches of rain soaked central
Oklahoma during the last 5 days of May, forcing several thousands
to evacuate.
In 1989, five cities reported record highs as unseasonably hot weather continued across Florida. Lakeland, FL reported a high of
98 degrees. Later in the day, thunderstorms produced golf ball size
hail in Kissimmee, FL.

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