The Nation's Weather: Thursday, June 11, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, showers and thunderstorms shifted through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, Mid Atlantic and portions of the Southeast yesterday. Damage from lightning from these storms was reported yesterday morning across portions of the Lower Tennessee Valley while heavy rain fell over Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Some of
these storms were strong to severe as they passed through these
regions. Several hail and strong wind reports were reported across
the Mid Atlantic and portions of the Southeast. Hail generally
ranged from 0.75 to 1.00 inches. These storms pushed off the east
coast by the late evening hours while a small batch of showers and
isolated thunderstorms further north across Pennsylvania and
southern New York persisted into the overnight hours.
Across the central portion of the country, showers and
thunderstorms were found once again across the Southern and Central
Plains, and the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys. Storms were
more scattered in nature during the afternoon hours but became more
organized during the late evening as a few complexes pushed through
these areas. Many storms were strong or severe during the activity
today and many hail, strong wind, and tornado reports were
reported. Tornado reports came in across southern Illinois,
Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, northeast Texas, and southwest Kansas.
A few more were reported over western Nebraska, northeast Colorado, and southeastern Wyoming. Hail as large as 2.50 inches was reported in Evant, Texas. The strongest wind report from this activity came in from McAlester, Oklahoma at 100 mph.
In the West, thunderstorms were found yesterday morning across New Mexico. Nickel sized hail fell in Lovington, New Mexico but the activity became more isolated towards midday. Storms formed up through areas from the Great Basin to the central High Plains by late morning but stayed below severe limits. Meanwhile, it was a
cold start to the day in Havre, Montana which recorded a record low
temperature of 31 degrees. Showers and storms across the Great
Basin and central Rockies became more isolated by the evening hours
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............103 Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............113 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............29 Spincich Lake, MI
.............................................. Olney, MT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............28 Mullan Pass, ID
.............................................. Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................100 McAlester, OK
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.80 Fenton, MO
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1989, a tornado ripped off the roof of a restaurant in Bee Branch, AR. A car was tossed into the diner and another tossed over the building. 6 people were injured.
In 1990, the costliest hailstorm in U.S. history occurs as $625 million of damage is caused along the Colorado Front Range from
Colorado Springs to Estes Park. Golf to baseball sized hail fell along with heavy rain. 60 people were injured in the storm.
In 1993, the first federal Disaster Declaration is issued for
parts of MN hard hit by the beginning stages of the Great Midwest
Flood of 1993. By August, parts of nine states are declared disaster areas. The entire state of Iowa was declared a disaster area. The flood was the worst this century in the U.S.. Damage totaled almost $20 billion. More than 50,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.
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