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August 13 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

National Weather Summary for Thursday, August 13

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Through the East, a lingering cold front produced isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms from New England and New York, south to the Gulf Coast states, as well as Florida. Additional
isolated storms were found through the Appalachians. A few stronger
wind gusts accompanied the storms in South Carolina and Georgia,
but most of this activity was non-severe, resulting in moderate
amounts of rainfall.
Across the Central US, a large area of scattered showers and thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours over Central
Texas. This activity gradually drifted southward, dying out as it
reached Brownsville. Further north, a line of isolated thunderstorms pushed through eastern Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Numerous reports of 1 inch hail was observed, with the largest being 1.75 inches in Mellette County, South Dakota. Overnight, another area of isolated storms developed over Iowa, with lighter shower activity through North Dakota.
In the West, a disturbance pushed ashore, sparking scattered to isolated showers and a few embedded thunderstorms through the Pacific Northwest and into western Montana. Rainfall amounts were fairly light. A few scattered thunderstorms also occurred during the afternoon and evening hours over Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............111 Needles, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............113 Brunswick, GA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............36 Gunnison, CO
.............................................. Kremmling, CO
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............30 Lakeview, OR
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................70 Houston, TX
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............9.70 Cherry Point, NC

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1955, southeastern Pennsylvania received 5 to 8 inches of rain from Hurricane Connie, ending a drought.
In 1987, Marion County, Mississippi received 15 inches of rain, breaking the Lakeview Dam in Columbia, Mississippi and causing over 3 million dollars in damages.
In 1985, golf ball sized hail and 70 mph winds were reported just east-northeast of Logan, Kansas. Hail drifts up to 3 feet were cleared off of Kansas Highway 9, east of Logan.
DTN/Meteorlogix: D Gjerdingen


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