National Weather Summary Friday, Sept. 25, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, morning showers exited the coasts of Southern New England. Meanwhile, scattered showers and thunderstorms advanced through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Isolated storms also spread through Virginia and the Carolinas, as well as southern Georgia and Florida. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch were reported through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, while around 0.20-0.40 inch fell elsewhere.
Across the central portion of the country, moisture continued to surge northward through the Mississippi Valley with the assistance of an upper level low over the Central Plains. Scattered showers with isolated embedded thunderstorms were seen from eastern Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, up to southern Minnesota. Rainfall amounts of 0.50-1.00 inch fell throughout the Mid and Lower
Mississippi Valley, while around 0.25 inch was received in areas of
Iowa, eastern Nebraska, southern Minnesota, and eastern South
Dakota. Additional showers persisted across eastern Colorado,
western Nebraska, and western Kansas. Higher elevation snows and
low elevation rain showers brought light rainfall and little to no
In the West, dry conditions were again reported through the region. Coastal California was kept a bit cooler by dense fog, but
inland locations soared into the 90s and 100s once again. Above
average temperatures were found through much of the West, though
portions of Colorado and New Mexico were kept cooler than average
by clouds from a persistent upper level low.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............105 Chino, Calif.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............107 Farmville, Va.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............21 Gunnison, Colo.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............11 Leadville, Colo.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................40 North Bend, Ore.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.24 Cherry Point, N.C.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1934 - The temperature dropped to 4 degrees below zero in Cut Bank, Mont., while 32 inches of snow fell at Glacier National Park.
1n 1976 - Tucson, Ariz. received up to 3 inches of rain.
Numerous cars were swept down the washes, resulting in one death.
In 1998 - Four hurricanes were going on simultaneously in the Atlantic Hurricane basin, including Georges, Ivan, Jeanne, and
Karl. This had not happened since 1893.
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