July 23 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Wednesday, July 22

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, a low pressure system pushed through the Ohio Valley bringing showers and thunderstorms to the area. No severe activity was reported and rain amounts were light to moderate
across the area. Elsewhere, a complex of thunderstorms moved across
the Carolinas and produce high winds resulting in a few tree damage
reports across the west and central portions of the states.
Across the Central, a weak disturbance across the upper Midwest and Central Plains produced a few stronger thunderstorms across the region. Many areas reported wind damage as well as large hail. One isolated tornado was reported out of north-central Colorado, but the touch-down was reported to be brief. Showers and thunderstorms also impacted the southern plains, but no severe weather and light amounts of rain were reported.
Across the West, scattered showers and thunderstorms impacted portions of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeastern California. Light to moderate rain was reported with the activity. Little in the way of severe weather was
reported with one hail report out of Deming, New Mexico of hail .75
inches in diameter.

WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............122 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............122 Death Valley, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............36 Truckee, CA
.............................................. Bodie State Park,
CA
.............................................. Boca Reservoir,
CA
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............36 Kremmling, CO
.............................................. Truckee, CA
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................75 Bartlett, NE
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.77 Cayce, SC

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1898, A two hour thunderstorm produced 4.32 inches of rain in Atlanta, GA. Many street car motors burned out while trying to run through flooded streets.
In 1987, Thunderstorms produce ten inches of rain in
Minneapolis, MN in six and a half hours. The record rainfall claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars in damage.
In 1989, Morning thunderstorms produced six inches of rain across central Oklahoma. Afternoon thunderstorms produced 85 mph wind gusts at Fort Smith, AR. Evening thunderstorms over Florida
produced a tornado which touched down three times in south Fort
Myers causing nearly three quarters of a million dollars in damage.

DTN/Meteorlogix: A Persons


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