July 31 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Friday, July 31

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across New England lifted into the Canadian Maritimes yesterday morning with only light rain amounts reported. Isolated to
scattered showers and thunderstorms became more widespread during the afternoon hours yesterday affecting many areas from the
Mississippi River Valley to the East Coast. The heaviest rain
amounts were found along the stationary front that stretched from
eastern TX to the Tennessee Valley and into the Ohio Valley. Rain
amounts generally ranged from 0.25 to 2.00 inches in most places. A
few areas saw locally heavier amounts, such as Little Rock,
Arkansas with 2.46 inches. Several tornadoes and many strong wind
reports were also reported with the activity yesterday, mainly
across the Lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley. Most of
the activity across the Southeast, Florida Peninsula, and
Mid-Atlantic regions diminished by midnight while activity along
the front continued into the overnight hours.
Across the central portion of the country, scattered showers and thunderstorms pushed across the Southern Plains and Middle and Lower Mississippi Valleys yesterday. This activity produced penny to nickel size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph across western Oklahoma and northern Texas. In addition, there were several
reports of rain amounts in excess of an inch across central
Oklahoma and north central Texas. Further north, isolated to
scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms moved across the Upper Midwest. No severe storms were reported, but a strong storm moved across Baudette, Minnesota and dropped 1.23 inches of rain.
Across the West, scattered showers and thunderstorms dissipated across Colorado and New Mexico during the early morning hours. Isolated showers and thunderstorms re-developed across portions of the Rockies and Intermountain West yesterday afternoon. Much of this activity diminished after sunset while a few storms across New Mexico pushed through western Texas late in the day. A few showers and thunderstorms were also seen to the north of Seattle,
Washington as well as across the Cascades and the Sierras.

WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............121 Needles, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............117 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............29 Shirley Basin, WY
.............................................. Yellowstone Lake,
WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............29 Yellowstone Lake,
WY
.............................................. Shirley Basin, WY
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................86 Ripley, TN
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.46 Little Rock, AR

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1992, a dreary month at Columbus, Ohio ended. 29 cloudy days were recorded as the city endured its coolest July on record.
In 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ends the month with 10.42 inches of rain, breaking the monthly record of 10.30 inches set in
July 1919.
In 1998, the temperature at Shreveport, Louisiana reached 107 degrees, tying their all-time hottest temperature ever for July. It
had not been 107 in Shreveport since 1874. July was the hottest
month on record for Shreveport.

DTN/Meteorlogix: A Felber


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