NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, a coastal area of low pressure brought rain showers and gusty winds to the Mid Atlantic coast throughout the day and into the overnight hours. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch and wind
gusts up to 30 mph were reported. To the south, scattered showers
and thunderstorms fired across the Tennessee Valley, Deep South,
and Florida. A few funnel clouds and waterspouts occurred just
offshore along the east coast of the state, from Titusville down to
West Palm Beach. Rainfall amounts of generally up to 0.50 inches
were found across the region.
Across the central portion of the country, numerous showers and thunderstorms pounded the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley throughout the day, while a strong line of showers and storms pushed across the Northern Plains overnight. In the south,
moderate to heavy rains drenched portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas,
and Texas, causing areas of flooding and flash flooding. Several
roads in Oklahoma and Texas were impassable and therefore closed,
with half a foot of water spilling over one roadway in Redbird,
Okla. San Angelo, Texas set a record for daily rainfall, with 2
inches reported. This broke the previous record of 0.75 inches set
in 1997. New Braunfels, Texas received 6.31 inches of rain, the
highest rainfall of the day. To the north, a line of showers and
storms developed across the Dakotas, bringing pea to quarter size
hail, wind gusts up to 60 mph, and moderate to heavy rain at times.
Rainfall amounts of 0.50 to 0.75 inches soaked the area.
In the West, scattered showers and storms plagued the Four Corners region once again, mainly during the afternoon-evening
hours. A few areas of flash flooding were reported across Arizona.
In Sedona, Ariz., numerous homes, as well as the Tlaquepaque
shopping center parking lot, were flooded. A warm airmass also
allowed for the record high minimum temperature in Page, Ariz. to
be tied at 72 degrees.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............115 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............115 Death Valley, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............24 Polebridge, MT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............24 Polebridge, MT
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................60 Center, ND
.............................................. New Salem, ND
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............6.31 New Braunfels, TX
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1949, Helena, Mont. received 7.5 inches of snow, the earliest measurable snowfall for the city.
In 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall near Port Lavaca, Texas. Carla battered the central Texas coast with wind gusts up to 175 mph, storm surges up to 18.5 feet, and 17 inches of rain, as well
as spawned a vicious tornado that swept across Galveston Island and
killed eight people. It claimed 46 lives and caused $400 million of
In 1989, nine cities in the north central U.S. reported record
low temperatures. Livingston, Mont. and West Yellowstone, Mont.
tied for the coldest low in nation that morning, with each city
bottoming out at 17 degrees.
DTN/Meteorlogix: A Thell