National Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 28, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, scattered showers and thunderstorms developed across the East Coast and Gulf Coast states yesterday afternoon in association with daytime heating. More showers and storms could be found across the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions due to a large area of low pressure over Ontario with its trailing cold front through the Eastern U.S. Much of the activity across the eastern U.S. diminished by the overnight hours.
In the central United States, rain and thunderstorms continued over Oklahoma, northern Texas, Arkansas, and parts of Louisiana along the tail end of a stationary front. Rainfall totals of 1-2.5
inches were generally found in this area with locally heavier amounts. McKinney, Texas was one of those places that received heavy rain with 2.80 inches. Meanwhile, an upper-level low produced scattered showers and thunderstorms in the central Plains and Upper Midwest.
In the West, clusters of thunderstorms formed in Montana and eastern Wyoming due to an upper-level disturbance. Storms produced localized rainfall over one inch in southwestern Montana. A second cluster of thunderstorms moved across central and southern New Mexico. Scattered showers and thunderstorms could also be found across much of Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Elsewhere, onshore flow resulted in low clouds, fog, and occasional
drizzle along the West Coast yesterday morning. The low clouds and
fog returned late yesterday night. Fair weather prevailed across
the Intermountain West and Desert Southwest.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............118 Bullhead City, AZ
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............118 Bullhead City, AZ
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............37 Old Faithful, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............31 Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................75 O'Donnell, TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.80 McKinney, TX
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1930, Kentucky recorded its all-time record high temperature with 114 degrees at Greensburg.
In 1934, Idaho records its hottest temperature ever of 118
degrees at Orofino.
In 1993, in a macabre incident, hundreds of burial vaults and caskets are dislodged by flood waters at Hardin, MO, during the
Great Flood of 1993.
DTN/Meteorlogix: A Felber