National Weather Summary for Monday, July 27
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, many areas of showers and isolated thunderstorms were found yesterday across the Great Lakes, Northeast and southwestwards to the Southeast and Lower Mississippi Valley. This activity was found along and ahead of a cold front trailing from a large area of low pressure over southeastern Ontario. The greatest coverage of storms was over the southern Appalachians and Tennessee Valley. A few areas in the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys picked up over an inch of rain. Elsewhere, scattered thunderstorms developed over southern and western Florida.
In the central United States, the trailing edge of a stationary
front brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to much of the
Central and Southern Plains. Several storms became strong to severe
yesterday afternoon and some dropped hail between 1.00 and 1.75
inches. An area of showers and thunderstorms across New Mexico and southeastern Colorado yesterday afternoon developed into a large
complex of storms which persisted overnight as they shifted into
the Texas Panhandle. Elsewhere, light showers and isolated
thunderstorms affected the Upper Midwest underneath an upper-level
low and across the Northern Plains along and ahead of two surface
trough trailing from two areas of weak low pressures.
Across the West, a few thunderstorms occurred early in the day across southeastern Colorado and eastern New Mexico along a cold front. Most of these storms dissipated by sunrise. Diurnal
thunderstorms occurred again across much of the Rockies from
Montana southwards to New Mexico and Arizona. Most of these showers and thunderstorms diminished by sunset. Onshore flow led to low clouds and fog hanging over the West Coast yesterday morning. These low clouds and fog returned late in the evening.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............122 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............114 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............41 Truckee, CA
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............41 Truckee, CA
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................80 Madisonville, TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.08 Memphis, TN
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1926, a hurricane strikes Jacksonville, Florida, the first of two hurricanes to strike Florida during the extremely deadly season
In 1989, a nasty thunderstorm at Yuma, Arizona is accompanied by 90 mph winds and zero visibilities in blowing sand and dust. 2.55 inches of rain fell in one hour, which is Yumas normal annual
rainfall. Flash flooding also resulted from the storm.
In 1996, Orlando, Florida residents awoke to a record low of 71 degrees and then reached a record high at 97 degrees.
DTN/Meteorlogix: A Felber