National Weather Summary for Monday, August 3
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
The eastern half of the nation saw the majority of the active weather yesterday, with a line of rain and storms that first
started across areas of New York and Pennsylvania extending
southward through the Appalachians and into the southeast and south
central U.S. This line continued to move east through the day.
Storms that moved into New England weakened before hitting the East
Coast. However, areas of the Mid Atlantic and southward to Georgia
saw strong to severe storms even reaching the coastline. Most of
the severe weather reports came out of far eastern Pennsylvania,
into New Jersey and Maryland. These were in the form of strong
winds. Winds gusted to more than 65 mph in some areas. Storms then
diminished into the evening and died out overnight.
Showers and thunderstorms formed later in the day over areas of South Dakota and moved across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some areas of the Twin Cities metro saw some large hail with 2 inch diameter.
The western US saw thunderstorm activity over areas of the four corners region reaching into areas of Idaho and Washington. The majority of this diminished after sunset.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............113 Needles, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............113 Needles, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............28 Whidbey Island,
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............28 Whidbey Island,
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................69 Liberal, KS
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.26 Cherry Point, NC
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1885, an eight-mile wide tornado killed 5 people as it moved through Philadelphia, Pa., and Camden, N.J.
In 1980, 12 inches of rain fell in 5 hours at Buffalo, NY.
In 1995, South Bend, Ind., received 4.83 inches of rain, setting an all-time mark for the city in one day.
DTN/Meteorlogix: J Rossow