AP-The Nation's Weather
WEATHERBANK, INC EDMOND, OK TIME: 9:00 PM EDT DATE: 07/23/07
WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........109 Miles City, MT
..........................................109 Sidney, MT
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............113 Huron, SD
..........................................113 Minot, ND
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............39 West Yellowstone,
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............39 West Yellowstone,
...........................................39 Leadville, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................75 Williston, ND
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........2.87 Andover, NJ
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, scattered showers pushed into the Northeast and New
England. Rainfall amounts from Massachusetts to New Jersey exceeded
one and quarter inches in places.
City, State Rainfall Totals (Inches)
Andover, NJ 2.87
New York City, NY 2.31
Newark, NJ 2.18
Mount Pocono, PA 1.26
Danbury, CT 0.93
Some of these showers and thunderstorms stretched across the
Appalachians and parts of the Gulf Coast states. Precipitation with
this activity was light; however, a few places did receive more
than a inch with Gadsdan, AL recording 2-point-76 inches. A few
reports of hail were also recorded with three quarter inch diameter
stones observed outside Jonas Ridge, North Carolina and one inch
stones observed outside Slayersville, Kentucky. In Addition,
scattered showers and thunderstorms remained over portions of
central and southern Florida. Elsewhere, conditions were dry with
partly cloudy skies in the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes.
In the western two thirds of the country, scattered showers and
thunderstorms stretched from Iowa to central Oklahoma. Although no
severe weather was reported, rainfall of a quarter to a half of an
inch with high localized totals, led to the issuance of flash flood
warnings in east-central Kansas.
City, State Rainfall Totals (Inches)
Falls City, NE 1.88
Willston, ND 1.33
Emporia, KS 1.25
Corpus Christi, TX 0.99
Pauls Valley, OK 0.75
To the north, showers and thunderstorms cleared out over
northwestern North Dakota allowing for a partly cloudy and warm day
with some temperatures reaching above the hundreds. Farther south,
scattered showers impacted portions of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Elsewhere, dry weather and partly cloudy skies were observed in the
Mississippi Valley. Further west, isolated showers and
thunderstorms spread across parts of the Desert Southwest, southern
California, and the Four Corners region. No severe was reported,
and rainfall was light. Additional light showers impacted
northwestern Washington. Conditions over the Rockies and most of
the Great Basin were dry with partly cloudy skies.
FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION
A stationary front lies across western Iowa, extreme
northwestern Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST
Across the East tonight, rain showers with embedded
thunderstorms will continue to move over the Northeast and eastern
Great Lakes. Additional rainfall amounts of half an inch will be
possible. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will begin to
dissipate over the Southeast, Appalachians and Deep South after
sunset. Skies will be partly cloudy and dry over the central Great
Lakes and Ohio Valley. Temperatures will fall into the 50's over
the Northeast, Great Lakes, Appalachians, and Ohio Valley; with
60's in the Southeast and Deep South and 70's along the Gulf Coast.
In the central region, a stationary front will continue to
produce scattered showers and thunderstorms over the central and
southern Plains and into Texas. Strong to severe thunderstorms
capable of large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall are
expected. Additional, more scattered showers and thunderstorms will
form over the Midwest. Skies over the northern Plains and Lower
Mississippi Valley will be partly cloudy with dry conditions.
Temperatures will fall to the 60's in the Midwest and Mississippi
Valley and 70's across the Great Plains.
Over the West, moisture from monsoonal flow will produce
isolated showers and thunderstorms over the Rockies, Great Basin,
Desert Southwest, interior California, and the Pacific Northwest. A
few strong to severe thunderstorms may produce large hail and
damaging wind gusts. Thunderstorms will slowly diminish in
intensity after sunset. Skies will slowly start to clear as well.
Temperatures will fall into the 50's in the Pacific Northwest and
central Rockies; 60's in the northern and southern Rockies,
interior California, and Great Basin; with 70's and a few 80's in
the Desert Southwest.
Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.
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