Weather Summary for Monday, September 28, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the eastern US, moderate to heavy rain spread north through the Mid Atlantic and New England as a low pressure system moved along the coast. Widespread rainfall of around one inch was
reported with some areas receiving 1.25 inches-1.50 inches. The
maximum was reported in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
In the central US, a strong cold front moved through the Upper Midwest late in the day Sunday. This produced rain showers, strong winds, and a few severe storms in the early nighttime hours. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph were reported across Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. A few severe storms developed in
the Chicago area and wind gusts up to 60 mph were reported south of
downtown. These storms then moved into Indiana before weakening.
In the western U.S., fairly quiet weather was observed as warm air remained in place. Numerous locations reached the 100 degree mark in California yet again.
WEATHER EXTREMES FOR SUNDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............112 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............112 Death Valley, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............24 Stanley, ID
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............20 Stanley, ID
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................65 Porter, IN
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.95 Atlantic City, NJ
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1986 - Flash flooding swept a car off the Kamehameha Highway on Oahu, Hawaii, and into a swollen stream. The driver held onto some branches until help arrived, but the current did strip him of
his clothes and watch.
In 1987 - Thunderstorms produced up to ten inches of rain in southern Kansas and north central Oklahoma overnight. The Chikaskia River rose 2.5 feet above flood stage at Blackwell, OK during the day causing flooding in Kay and Grant counties of north central
Oklahoma. Early morning thunderstorms in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley of Texas produced 3.07 inches of rain in six hours at
McAllen. Thunderstorms produced up to six inches of rain in
southeastern Texas later in the day.
In 1989 - Thunderstorms over northeastern Florida drenched Jacksonville with 4.28 inches of rain between midnight and 6 AM EDT. Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the northeastern U.S.
Five cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Binghamton NY with a reading of 30 degrees. Morning lows were in the 20s in northern New England. Unseasonably mild weather
prevailed in the northwestern U.S., with afternoon highs in the
upper 70s and 80s. In Oregon, Astoria reported a record high of 83
Filed: Telvent DTN: M Jones