Weather Summary for Tuesday Sept. 15, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the eastern two-thirds of the country, the main weather system centered along the Texas and Louisiana border continued to pummel the south-central and Southeast U.S. yesterday with heavy rain and thunderstorms. Rain and thunderstorms impacted areas from eastern Texas to Georgia and northward to southeast Kansas and southern Missouri. Rainfall amounts have been the heaviest, in the 1.00 inches-2.00 inches range, across northeast Texas into southern Arkansas, the Memphis and Huntsville areas as well as along the Gulf Coast near Mobile and into the western Florida Panhandle. Other locations impacted by rain generally experienced totals of 0.20 inches to 0.80 inches, while a few isolated areas across
northeast Texas saw amounts greater than 3.00 inches. Flooding is
still a large concern across areas of northeast Texas, including
the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and northwest Louisiana as the recent
heavy rain has kept the ground very saturated. Elsewhere, high
pressure led to dry conditions but a few showers were seen across
northern New England late yesterday.
In the West, an upper level low pressure system over the
Intermountain West brought some rain to areas of central and
northern California yesterday morning. Rainfall was in the 0.15
inches to 0.30 inches range for most, but isolated amounts in the
northern San Joaquin Valley have pushed the 0.50 inches mark.
Showers and thunderstorms also occurred yesterday across portions
of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado with isolated showers and storms
across northeast Arizona and New Mexico. A few reports of hail and
strong winds from thunderstorms were reported yesterday across
portions of Idaho, Colorado, and Utah. Lighter and more isolated
rain showers progressed across the Upper Great Basin and Northern
Rockies yesterday as well.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............103 Gila Bend, Ariz.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............104 Miami, Fla.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............26 Polebridge, Mont.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............26 Polebridge, Mont.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................64 Vernon, Utah
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............4.14 Longview, Texas
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1939, 100 degrees at Detroit, Mich. was a record for
In 1945, a major hurricane makes a direct hit on South Florida. Wind gusts reached 170 mph. The Naval Air Station at Homestead, Fla. was hit hard with many hangars destroyed. Four deaths and damages totaling $55 million were seen from this storm.
In 1982, 16.9 inches of snow fell at Lander, Wyo. to establish a new 24 hour record.
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