The Nations Weather


Monday, July 6th 2009, 5:05 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, moderate to heavy rainfall was associated with scattered showers and thunderstorms which tracked through the southern Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley, southern Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, and Gulf Coast states. Strong to severe line-segments embedded in this area of activity resulted in quite a few downed tree and power line reports, mainly through the coastal states. Farther north, only isolated showers and thunderstorms sparked through the Northeast US.

Across the central US, a frontal boundary draped through the Lower Mississippi Valley and Texas, continued to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the regions, with the heaviest rainfall through central Texas and Louisiana. Generally one to two inches of rain fell with thunderstorms here. Strong gusty winds were also the main severe weather activity reported here, with estimated wind gusts of around 60 miles per hour. Meanwhile, shower and thunderstorm activity developed just east the of Rocky Mountains through Colorado and New Mexico, with scattered reports of 0.75 to 1.50 inch diameter hail, estimated wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, and an isolated tornado near Sterling, Colorado.

In the West, showers and thunderstorms developed through the Rocky Mountains, Four Corners region, and the Pacific Northwest. No severe storms were found here with light to moderate rainfall. During the evening hours, a stronger line of storms developed through eastern Montana, producing up to 1.75 inch diameter hail. Two brief tornadoes were also observed.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............114 Imperial, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............119 Corpus Christi, TX

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............38 Stanley, ID

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............29 Mount Washington, NH

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................32 Knoxville, TN

.............................................. Montpelier, VT

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.31 Biloxi, MS

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1928, hailstones up to one and a half pounds and five and a half inches in diameter fell in Potter, Nebraska.

In 1936, the temperatures reached 114 degrees Fahrenheit in Moorhead, Minnesota, matching the all time warmest temperature in the state.

In 1994, a forest fire claimed four lives in Colorado.

DTN/Meteorlogix: D Gjerdingen

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