Associated Press - June 12, 2009 4:13 AM ET
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, numerous showers and thunderstorms were found from the Great Lakes to the Southeast yesterday. Across the Great Lakes and Northeast regions, heavy rain showers passed through these regions during the day located around a slow moving frontal system. Some areas received 1.50 to 2.00 inches of rain or more and many areas reported flash flooding. A line of thunderstorms moved through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys yesterday afternoon before shifting into the Mid-Atlantic by the evening hours. Many strong wind reports were found from these storms across eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and the Carolinas. One wind report from Owensboro, Kentucky had a wind gust from a thunderstorm at 89 mph. A few thunderstorms across southern Indiana yesterday were severe and had one tornado report come in from Pike County. Elsewhere, afternoon showers and thunderstorms could be found across Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.
Across the central portion of the country, several areas of thunderstorms were found across Texas during the day. One batch of storms dumped 5.28 inches of rain in Dallas early yesterday. This batch shifted southeast and diminished by the afternoon hours. More storms developed during the afternoon hours near Abilene, Texas which also shifted southeast and diminished late in the day in the Houston area. More strong to severe storms could be found across southeastern Colorado and western Kansas yesterday afternoon. A line of storms that passed through southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas had reports of 2.00 to 2.75 inch hail. Showers and isolated thunderstorms also passed through northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska while light rain could be found across the Dakotas. Early yesterday morning, thunderstorms trained over the southern Chicago, Illinois suburbs which brought flooding from more than 2 inches of rain.
Across the West, isolated showers and thunderstorms developed yesterday afternoon across portions of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, Great Basin, and the Central Rockies. Only a few storms were severe across eastern Colorado but for the most part storms elsewhere remained below severe limits yesterday.
WEATHER EXTREMES YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............107 San Angelo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............111 Alice, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............28 Truckee, CA
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............28 Truckee, CA
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................89 Owensboro, KY
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............5.28 Dallas, TX
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1947, Wyoming receives a surprise late spring snowstorm. 18.4 inches of the heavy wet snow fell at Lander, 8.7 inches at Cheyenne and 5 inches at Casper. For these locations, it was their heaviest late season snow on record.
In 1983, flooding and mudslides plague Utah. Streets had to be sandbagged in Salt Lake City. Floods inundated the town of Thistle, UT when a mudslide dammed a river.
In 1988, drought conditions were worsening over the eastern U.S. Nashville, TN was running 12.5 inches behind their average year-to-date rainfall.
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