Weather Summary for Wednesday September 16, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the eastern two-thirds of the country, a nearly
stationary low pressure system continued to bring showers and
isolated storms to the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast
yesterday. Most areas saw rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.75 inches
while the heaviest rainfall amounts fell across Arkansas, northern
Louisiana, northwestern Mississippi, and southwestern Tennessee
with some areas seeing up to 3.00 inches. Flash flooding with these
heavy rains also occurred over parts of this area yesterday with
the threat continuing through late tonight. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms also occurred from this storm system from eastern
Texas and eastern Oklahoma eastward through southern Missouri,
Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Elsewhere, a cold front moved
through the Great Lakes and New England which brought a few
isolated showers to the area.
Across the West, an upper level low pressure system over Utah produced scattered showers and thunderstorms yesterday afternoon. These showers and thunderstorms continued into the overnight hours. This activity was found from northern Wyoming and eastern Utah, as well as across Colorado and New Mexico. Only one hail report came in yesterday from one of the stronger storms. 1.50 inches hail was reported about two miles south of Air Force Academy in Colorado. Dry weather prevailed over the remainder of the western states yesterday.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............103 McAllen, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............105 McAllen, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............30 Truckee, CA
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............27 Bryce Canyon, UT
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................69 Snowbasin, UT
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.42 Little Rock, AR
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1964, Concord, NH records a temperature of 27 degrees, making the growing season the shortest on record at 100 days.
In 1988, Hurricane Gilbert makes final landfall near Las Pesca, Mexico, 125 miles south of Brownsville, TX. 202 people died in
Mexico as a result of the storm and damage topped $2 billion.
60,000 homes were also destroyed. $50 million in damage was
reported in the U.S., mainly from tornadoes which spun off the
outer rain bands of the storm. One twister at Kelly Air Force Base
near San Antonio, TX did $28 million in damage.
In 1996, two weeks after Hurricane Fran thrashed the area with torrential rains and 115 mph winds, at least three damaging
twisters spun through communities in eastern NC that were still
reeling from floods.
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