July 2 National Weather Roundup

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

The National Weather Summary for Thursday July 2, 2009


In the East, a low pressure system rotated across the Great Lakes and down through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast,
producing numerous showers and thunderstorms. Afternoon
thunderstorms dropped hail from northeastern Pennsylvania to
Massachusetts. Storms also dropped copious amounts of rain across
the Northeast. Albany, NY reported a record rainfall of 2.72
inches. Speigletown, NY also reported record rainfall of over 3
inches. Numerous reports of urban flooding was noted from
southeastern Connecticut to Rhode Island. Lightning was frequent as
well in portions of southern New England with 2 injuries reported
because of a strike to a bus in West Warwick, Rhode Island at
midday. Another round of thunderstorms pushed across Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and New York overnight. Across the Mid-Atlantic,
thunderstorms flared up during the evening hours across Maryland to
Georgia with some severe wind reports coming in. Trees were knocked
down near Beulaville, NC. It was an active day across the Florida
Peninsula as well. Lightning injured a persons hand inside of a
metal shed during the mid morning hours in Largo, Florida and that
individual had to be transported to the hospital.
Thunderstorms in western Florida produced continuous lightning in the Tampa Bay area along with rain exceeding four inches and these heavy downpours resulted in the evacuation of a ten block
area in Hudson just after dawn and wind gusts that pushed a tree
onto a house in Brandon.
Across the central portion of the country, it was an
unseasonably cool day across the Upper Midwest. Record low high
temperatures were reported across Michigan, Wisconsin, and
Illinois. Grand Rapids, MI for example, only reported a high of 64,
breaking a record. Elsewhere, afternoon thunderstorms flared up
across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. These storms diminished by
nightfall. Evening thunderstorms also rumbled across southern SD,
NE, CO, and northern KS. One inch hail was reported in Provo, SD.
In the West, after a wetter than normal June over interior
sections of the region, the month of July is starting out with less
in the way of showers and thunderstorms. It was the 3rd wettest
June on record in Reno, Nevada. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours across the Four Corners region, into Nevada, southern Idaho, and Wyoming. A few storms produced strong wind gusts across northern Utah. A 59 mph gust was reported with a storm near Duchesne, Utah and trees were knocked down near Tabiona, Utah. Otherwise, quiet conditions were found along the West Coast.


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............114 Bullhead City, AZ
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............115 Amelia, LA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............31 Meacham, OR
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............31 Meacham, OR
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................70 Custer, SD

In 1833, an unusually large tornado touched down in New England. The twister was reportedly one half to three quarters of a mile
wide and went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, VT.
In 1987, severe thunderstorms in Colorado produced golf ball sized hail northwest of Kiowa, which accumulated to a depth of
twelve inches.
In 1989, northeastern Texas was pummeled by severe storms producing softball sized hail at Allen, TX and gusts to 90 mph at
Dallas, TX.

DTN/Meteorlogix: J Stephen

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