The Nation's Weather For Monday


Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 6:29 am
By: News On 6


WEATHER EXTREMES FOR MONDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...........113 Palm Springs, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)............115 Imperial, CA

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............31 Stanely, ID

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............31 Stanely, ID

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................52 Las Vegas

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........2.17 Fort Worth, TX

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

In the East, isolated showers and thunderstorms affected portions of the Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Rainfall rates across this region were around a tenth to a quarter of an inch with some locally higher totals. Elsewhere, patchy dense fog developed across portions of the Gulf Coast and Southeast, as well as across much of the Ohio Valley during the morning hours and burned off into partly cloudy skies later in the day. Fair and dry conditions were experienced across the Great Lakes, Middle Atlantic, and the Northeast.

In the central third of the Nation, scattered showers and thunderstorms affected southern Texas. Rainfall amounts were significant in some areas. For example, Rockport, Texas, reported 1-point-12 inches of rainfall and flash flooding was observed in Victoria, Texas where some cars stalled in water.

City, State Rainfall Totals (Inches)

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Fort Worth, TX 2.17

Brownsville, TX 2.12

Houston, TX 1.28

Corpus Christi, TX 1.14

Del Rio, TX 1.13 Farther north, isolated showers were reported across the upper Mississippi Valley. Rainfall rates were light. For the reminder of the region, high pressure provided for fair to partly cloudy skies and dry conditions.

In the West, a Pacific storm system produced light isolated showers across the far Northwestern portions of the Pacific Northwest. Further east, isolated showers and thunderstorms developed across the central Rockies and Intermountain West. Light rainfall rates were observed with most areas recording under a tenth of and inch. Elsewhere across the West, fair to partly cloudy skies and dry conditions were observed.

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1939, a record amount of rain fall fell on Washington D.C. with 4-point-4 inches in two hours.

In 1970, a 24 hour state record for rainfall is recorded at Workman's Creek in Arizona. Twenty-three people were killed in the flooding and rivers rose five to ten feet in an hour.

In 1986, Pullman Airport in Flagstaff, Arizona is struck by a strong dust devil that flips over planes and damaged a hanger.

FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION

A cold front is draped across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Michigan.

A stationary front is over Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

A warm front is over Montana.

NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST

In the East, a warm front will produce showers and thunderstorms across northern portions of the Great Lakes region. A few strong storms will be capable of producing frequent lightning, gusty winds, small hail, and heavy downpours. Rainfall amounts of a half of an inch will be possible. Elsewhere, partly cloudy skies with afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms can be expected across parts of the Southeast and Florida. A few stronger thunderstorms, along with rainfall amounts of around a half of an inch will be possible with this activity. Otherwise, high pressure will allow for mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and dry conditions throughout the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. High temperatures will reach into the 70s and 80s across the Great Lakes region and the Northeast; and into the upper 80s and 90s through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Mid-Atlantic region, the Southeast, and Florida.

Across the central part of the country, an upper-level disturbance will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms across the southern Plains and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Rainfall amounts of one to two inches will be possible and may lead to localized areas of flooding. Otherwise, fair skies and dry conditions will prevail throughout the northern and central Plains, and the Upper and Middle Mississippi Valley. High temperatures will reach into the 80s and 90s.

In the West, partly cloudy skies with afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms can be expected across the high Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Desert Southwest, and the Great Basin. A few strong storms will produce gusty winds and small hail. However, the main concern will be localized areas of flash flooding as rainfall amounts of up to a half of an inch may fall in a very short amount of time. Elsewhere, an upper-level low will move into the Pacific Northwest, producing mostly cloudy skies with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. No severe weather is expected; however, rainfall amounts of up to a half of an inch will be possible. Otherwise, fair skies and dry conditions will prevail. High temperatures will reach into the 60s and 70s along the coastal regions of both the Pacific Northwest and northern California; into the 80s and 90s across the high Plains, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, much of California, and eastern portions of the Pacific Northwest; and into the upper 90s to near 110 through the Desert Southwest and southeastern California.

Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.