July 29 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Tuesday, July 28

Across the East, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms occurred across portions of Mississippi and western Tennessee. No severe weather was reported and rain amounts of 0.25 to 0.50 inches fell. Into the afternoon hours, more scattered thunderstorms developed across the Southeast, Tennessee Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic. Severe wind gusts knocked down trees and caused power outages in Charlotte, NC. A tornado was also reported in a rural area of Warren County, TN. It destroyed a barn and damaged a grain silo, however, not injuries were reported. Heavy rains across TN and MS kept temperatures unseasonably cool. Several record low high temperatures were noted, including Tupelo, MS which only hit 76
today to go along with their record rainfall of 1.42 inches. Further south, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms impacted southern Florida bringing rain amounts of 0.25 to 0.90 inches from Miami to Key West.
In the central portion of the country, scattered showers and thunderstorms across northern Texas, southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana dropped heavy rains across the region. Rain amounts of 1.00 to 2.75 inches fell across far northeast Texas, northwest Louisiana, and southern Arkansas, which resulted in several downed trees and power lines across northwest Louisiana. Shreveport, LA picked up over 3 inches of rain. Scattered thunderstorms rolled through portions of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Hail up to an inch and a half was reported near Springfield, Illinois yesterday afternoon. Thunderstorms continued to rumble across Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas overnight.
Across the West, afternoon showers and thunderstorms were found from the Four Corners region to northern California, as well as across Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Washington. A few
storms across Wyoming were severe, dropping golf ball sized hail
near Fort Washakie. Most of the thunderstorm activity dissipated
overnight. The heat also continued across the West. Las Vegas,
Nevada only dropped to 90 degrees overnight, setting a record high
overnight low for the second morning in a row. Meanwhile, numerous
record highs were set across Oregon, including Salem, which topped
out at 107 degrees.

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............125 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............125 Death Valley, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............36 Burgess Junction,
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............36 Burgess Junction,
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................88 Hesston, KS
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............3.29 Hot Springs, AR

In 1898, the temperature at Prineville, Oregon hit a sweltering 119 degrees, establishing a new state record.
In 1981, near Vance, Alabama, fifty cattle were killed when lightning struck a tree.
In 1988, severe thunderstorms spread across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hail three inches in diameter was reported south of
Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

DTN/Meteorlogix: J Stephen

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