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June 26 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Friday, June 26, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, a few disturbances brought showers and
thunderstorms to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley during the day and
into the night. Severe storms pounded the area, with reports of
hail up to the size of golf balls and damaging winds up to 75 mph
were found from eastern Michigan to New York and south into
Kentucky. Numerous downed trees, telephone poles, and power lines
were scattered throughout the area, with transformer fires found in
Johnstown, Ohio. Moderate to heavy rains also drenched the area,
causing areas of flooding. Cincinnati, Ohio, received 2.65 inches
of rain, breaking a record of 2.44 inches set in 1918. Showers and
storms also impacted the Deep South and Florida throughout the day
as a warm front lifted through the area. No severe weather was
reported, and most of the activity diminished overnight.
In the central United States, isolated showers and storms
developed across the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley during the
day. A few severe storms brought small hail and strong winds to
southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Arkansas. Later
in the day, shower/storm activity impacted portions of the Plains.
Showers and thunderstorms were found from South Dakota into Texas,
with a few reports of severe storms also found in this area. Hail
up to 2 inches in diameter pounded the area, along with wind gusts
up to 70 mph. Rainfall amounts of up to 1.50 inches were generally
reported; however, Salina, Kan. was hit by a heavy thunderstorm and
received 1.71 inches of rain.
In the West, moisture streamed into the region through the day and into the night, with showers and thunderstorms scattered across the Four Corners area, Great Basin, and northern Rockies. Small
hail and gusty winds hit portions of Montana, Nevada, and Utah. The
highest wind gust of the day, coming in at 79 mph, was recorded in
Dugway, Utah. Moderate to heavy rain also soaked the region, with
some areas receiving around an inch of rain in as little as 30
minutes to one hour. Keota, Colo. ended up with 2.50 inches of
rainfall.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............106 Alice, Texas
.............................................. Laredo, Texas
.............................................. San Marcos, Texas
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............110 Alice, Texas
.............................................. Lake Charles, La.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............36 Yellowstone Lake,
Wyo.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............36 Yellowstone Lake,
Wyo.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................79 Dugway, Utah
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.65 Cincinnati, Ohio

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1985, an early morning waterspout developed over the south end of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was visible up to 20 miles
away and lasted for 4 minutes.
In 1986, Hurricane Bonnie made landfall along the upper Texas coast. A wind gust of 98 mph was recorded at Sea Rim State Park and 13 inches of rain drenched the town of Ace.
In 1989, lightning killed a woman in Junction City, Kan., when she got out of her car to photograph the lightning.

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