The Nations Weather


Friday, June 26th 2009, 9:08 am
By: News On 6


NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, a few disturbances brought showers and thunderstorms to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley during the day and into the night. Severe storms pounded the area, with reports of hail up to the size of golf balls and damaging winds up to 75 mph were found from eastern Michigan to New York and south into Kentucky. Numerous downed trees, telephone poles, and power lines were scattered throughout the area, with transformer fires found in Johnstown, Ohio. Moderate to heavy rains also drenched the area, causing areas of flooding. Cincinnati, Ohio, received 2.65 inches of rain, breaking a record of 2.44 inches set in 1918. Showers and storms also impacted the Deep South and Florida throughout the day as a warm front lifted through the area. No severe weather was reported, and most of the activity diminished overnight.

In the central United States, isolated showers and storms developed across the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley during the day. A few severe storms brought small hail and strong winds to southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northern Arkansas. Later in the day, shower/storm activity impacted portions of the Plains. Showers and thunderstorms were found from South Dakota into Texas, with a few reports of severe storms also found in this area. Hail up to 2 inches in diameter pounded the area, along with wind gusts up to 70 mph. Rainfall amounts of up to 1.50 inches were generally reported; however, Salina, Kan. was hit by a heavy thunderstorm and received 1.71 inches of rain.

In the West, moisture streamed into the region through the day and into the night, with showers and thunderstorms scattered across the Four Corners area, Great Basin, and northern Rockies. Small hail and gusty winds hit portions of Montana, Nevada, and Utah. The highest wind gust of the day, coming in at 79 mph, was recorded in Dugway, Utah. Moderate to heavy rain also soaked the region, with some areas receiving around an inch of rain in as little as 30 minutes to one hour. Keota, Colo. ended up with 2.50 inches of rainfall.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............106 Alice, Texas

.............................................. Laredo, Texas

.............................................. San Marcos, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............110 Alice, Texas

.............................................. Lake Charles, La.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............36 Yellowstone Lake, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............36 Yellowstone Lake, Wyo.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................79 Dugway, Utah

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.65 Cincinnati, Ohio

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1985, an early morning waterspout developed over the south end of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was visible up to 20 miles away and lasted for 4 minutes.

In 1986, Hurricane Bonnie made landfall along the upper Texas coast. A wind gust of 98 mph was recorded at Sea Rim State Park and 13 inches of rain drenched the town of Ace.

In 1989, lightning killed a woman in Junction City, Kan., when she got out of her car to photograph the lightning.

Filed by: DTN/Meteorlogix

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