NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the eastern U.S., a low pressure system tracked through the eastern Great Lakes region, dragging a cold front through the Appalachians. This system brought scattered showers and
thunderstorms to much of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and
Appalachian states, where many storms produced up to 1 inch hail
and strong gusty winds. Damage reports mentioned a few power lines
down as well as several downed trees and tree branches. More
isolated shower and thunderstorm activity developed through the
Southeast U.S. as well, where storms were generally non-severe.
Showers and isolated storms also spread through New York and New
England as a warm front lifted north through the area. Rainfall
totals ranged from 0.50 to 1.50 inches throughout much of the
regions mentioned, with isolated higher amounts in the stronger
Through the center of the country, scattered showers and
thunderstorms developed and moved through western and southern
Texas toward the Gulf. Numerous hail observations of up to 1.25
inches in diameter were reported with this activity, along with
moderate to heavy rainfall. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches were
reported as storms marched through the area. Farther north, high
pressure kept much of the area dry, though a weak front sagging
south through the Upper Midwest, brought light rain showers to
portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Isolated
lightning activity was also seen with this activity.
Across the West, isolated thunderstorms developed throughout the Rocky Mountains, Four Corners region, Southwest, and California. Generally storms were not severe, though a few observations of small to moderate sized hail were reported in California. One stronger storm did produce strong wind gusts, toppling a 3 food diameter tree and blowing a roof off a barn in Fresno County.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........104 Bullhead City, AZ
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............100 Keywest, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............28 Leadville, CO
............................................. Hibbing, MN
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............23 Ely, NV
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................53 Santa Barbara, CA
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........1.83 Bradford, PA
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1877, a major two-day snowstorm occurred in Yuma, Arizona.
In 1953, two people were killed when a tornado tracked 20 miles through South Dakota. Almost every building in the town of Fort Rice, South Dakota was damaged.
In 1995, Great Barrington, Massachusetts experienced an F4 tornado, injuring 24 and killing 3.
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