A batch of locally drenching rain and thunderstorms was moving
east-northeastward off the New Jersey coast. Another batch of showers
and thunderstorms was growing over the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to
the southern Appalachians and drifting eastward. Spotty storms were
developing in the Deep South and in the southern tip of Texas.
Another group of showers and thunderstorms was building over the
Plains with the bulk of the storms centering on Kansas and eastern
Nebraska. The storms were about to move into waterlogged areas of
Iowa and Missouri. Very spotty, mainly dry thunderstorms were
developing over the Southwest. As typical heat and humidity was
holding over the South, the area from the northern Plains to New
England remained rather cool with low humidity for early July. Much
of the West continued to broil in high heat. The cool spots in the
West were right along the Pacific Coast, due to a sea breeze.
Now That's Chilly...
--A large area of high pressure from Canada settled southeastward on
July 2, 1982, and resulted in record low temperatures being set.
People were shutting windows, reaching for blankets and touting
jackets in parts of the Midwest, Northeast and southern Appalachians.
Under a clear sky, a temperature of 45 F at New Brunswick, New
Jersey, set an all-time low for July. Scranton, Pennsylvania;
Muskegon, Michigan; and Grand Rapids, Michigan; dipped to 45 F.
Temperatures dipped to 51 F at Huntington, West Virginia, and to 55
at Greensboro, North Carolina. Elkins, West Virginia, plummeted to 44
F, despite the short night.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--Thunderstorm winds downed trees near Bridgeport, Alabama, during
--Thunderstorm winds downed trees near Long Creek, South Carolina,
during Thursday afternoon.
--Flash flooding occurred in Douglas, Ozark and Greene counties in
Missouri, during Thursday midday.
--Thunderstorm winds gusted to 48 mph at Napier Field, Alabama,
--Flash flooding occurred in Redhouse, Kentucky, during Thursday
--Thunderstorm winds blew a tree into a home in Gainesville, Florida,
during Thursday midday.
--Thunderstorm winds downed trees in Highland Park, Maryland, during
--A thunderstorm caused quarter-sized hail near Bonita Springs,
Florida, during Thursday afternoon.
--One person drowned in flash flooding near Festus, Missouri, during
Wednesday. Vehicles attempting to drive through high water were swept
off a road and into Buck Creek. Storm total rainfall in the area
reached between 4 and 5 inches.
--Winds gusted to near 60 mph in Ash Fork, Mile Hill, Two Guns and
Jackrabbit, Arizona, during Wednesday evening.
--An EF1 tornado was confirmed near Riverside, Pennsylvania. The
storm occurred Monday evening.
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 9:00 p.m. Thursday...
San Antonio, Texas 5.00
Alabaster, Ala. 2.70
Branson, Mo. 2.46
Paducah, Ky. 2.38
Nashville, Tenn. 2.19
Crossville, Tenn. 2.17
Sedalia, Mo. 2.10
Mount Sterling, Ky. 1.95
Springfield, Mo. 1.71
Atlantic City, N.J. 1.69
Athens, Ga. 1.60
Bowling Green, Ky. 1.60
Wainwright, Alaska 1.59
Flippen, Ark. 1.57
Murray, Ky. 1.57
Effingham, Ill. 1.56
Harrison, Ark. 1.54
Flora, Ill. 1.51
Siloam Springs, Ark. 1.48
Jefferson City, Mo. 1.46
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. 1.42
Perry-Foley, Fla. 1.41
Louisville, Ky. 1.41
Farmington, Mo. 1.31
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 115 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 34 at Spincich Lake, Michigan
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