Weather Summary for Tuesday September 1, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, showers and scattered thunderstorms fell from the eastern Carolinas to southeast Georgia and westward along the central Gulf coast. No severe storms were reported but rain was
heavy at times across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina
with around an inch in areas. Rain and thunderstorms also
frequented much of central and southern Florida through the
afternoon hours. A couple of these storms produced nickel size
hail. Partly cloudy skies and dry weather was a welcome sight
across the Northeast states after a weekend of rain.
Across the central portion of the country, dry weather dominated as a broad high pressure center settled in across the Midwest. This Canadian origin high allowed for clear skies and well below normal temperatures. Several low temperature records were broken from Michigan to Kentucky and westward to the Plains. A few of these record lows include: Rhinelander, WI (33); Mason City, IA (38);
Muskegon, MI (41); Lincoln, NE (42); Bartlesville, OK (47);
Jackson, KY (52); and North Little Rock, AR (58). The only rainfall
across the region on Monday was confined to far southern Texas.
In the West, showers and occasional thunderstorms rotated around an upper level low across northern Wyoming, southern Montana and eastern Idaho through the day. A few strong to locally severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours along the Rocky Mountain front range from Colorado to northern New Mexico. A few of these storms produced hail to around an inch in diameter. Hail fell for 10 minutes and was reported to be covering the ground near
Ocate, New Mexico with another storm near Byers, Colorado reporting
drifts of hail to 10 inches deep. Storms diminished later in the
evening but continued across southern Arizona, including the
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............118 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............118 Death Valley, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............28 Leota, MI
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............28 Leota, MI
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................52 Casper, WY
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.17 Bartow, FL
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1914, torrential rains fell over portions of Michigan and
9.78 inches of rain was recorded in Bloomington, MI establishing a
state 24-hour record.
In 1955, Los Angeles, CA, in the middle of an eight day stretch of 100 degree days, soars to its all time record high of 110.
In 1987, a heat wave in the Northwest brought new record highs to 5 cities, including Hanover, WA at 106. Meanwhile, a very cool air mass invaded the Midwest with several cities reporting new record lows, including Indianapolis at 44.
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