The Nation's Weather: Thursday, September 24, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, scattered and isolated showers and thunderstorms developed across the Ohio Valley, Pennsylvania, New York, and New England as a weak boundary pushed through. Rainfall amounts average 0.10-0.30 inches. Further south, a plume of moisture kept showers and a few storms going across the Deep South and Tennessee Valley today. Some areas received rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches, though many spots only received around a quarter of an inch. Meanwhile, onshore winds brought showers and thunderstorms to the eastern Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Rainfall amounts of 0.20-0.35
inches were generally reported.
Across the central portion of the country, persistent moisture brought showers and a few storms to eastern TX and the Lower Mississippi Valley today. Moderate to heavy rainfall was reported with this activity, with a many areas experiencing 1 to 2 inch
rainfall totals. Meanwhile, an upper level low continued to generate moisture across the Central Plains. Light to moderate rain showers, and even a few higher elevation snow showers, fell across Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.
In the West, high pressure continued to bring dry conditions to most of the region. Temperatures through much of the West were above average, though temperatures in many areas of Colorado remained in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. In addition, gusty winds have developed near San Diego, California during the afternoon.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............104 Miramar, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............105 Brunswick, GA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............26 Bryce Canyon, UT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............19 Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................54 Fort Carson, CO
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.89 Brownsville, TX
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1988 - Portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and Northern
Florida experienced their earliest recorded frost.
1n 1926 - The Riverside Ranger Station in Yellowstone National Park dropped to 9 below zero, establishing the lower ever recorded temperature in the U.S. in September.
In 1986 - A strong tornado damaged 11 buildings in Vina,
California. The tornado was a strong F2.