The Northeast endured a sunny and pleasant day on Saturday with an
area of high pressure in control.
Showers and thunderstorms developed across portions of the Southeast.
Moisture from once-Tropical Storm Erika moved across Florida
producing heavy rainfall totals and strong winds. Some locations
picked up over 4 inches of rain with localized gusts exceeding 40 mph.
Rain and a couple thunderstorms developed along a line from the
Midwest to the southern Plains. Another area of showers and
thunderstorms developed across western Texas during the afternoon
Much of the Upper Midwest was dry on Saturday. Very warm air
continued to build across the Plains with high temperatures in the
Heavy rain and strong winds battered the Pacific Northwest. There
were many wind reports exceeding 70 mph. Spotty showers moved across
the northern Plains with spotty thunderstorms across Arizona and New
Tropical Storm Erika dissipated across Cuba early on Saturday
morning. Rain and wind will continue to move across the Southeast
over the next few days, regardless of whether Erika redevelops.
Record Chill Over a Large Area
On this day in 1986, in the central and eastern U.S., record-low
temperatures were tied or broken in at least 47 cities including:
Allentown, Pennsylvania: 41 degrees tied August record (1934).
Baltimore, Maryland (airport): 45 degrees, new August record.
Indianapolis, Indiana: 42 degrees, tied record for date (1946).
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 47 degrees. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 43
degrees. Roanoke, Virginia: 42 degrees, new August record. Scranton,
Pennsylvania: 41 degrees tied record for the date (1934). Washington,
D.C.: 50 degrees, tied record for the date (1896). Youngstown, Ohio:
40 degrees. Greensboro, North Carolina: 45 degrees, new August record.
Adverse Weather Reports
- A thunderstorm wind gust of 50 mph was reported in Maricopa,
- A dust storm was reported in Yakima, Washington.
- A 70-mph wind gust was reported in Columbia, Washington.
- A 77-mph wind gust was reported from Kittitas, Washington.
- A trained spotter reported 3.34 inches of rain over a two-hour
period from a nearly stationary thunderstorm over Taney, Missouri.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 1 A.M. EDT (inches):
Miami, FL 3.57
Eufaula, FL 2.59
Auburn, AL 2.57
Punta Gorda, FL 2.34
Orlando, FL 2.12
Hollywood, FL 2.10
Homestead, FL 2.00
Montgomery, AL 1.90
Defuniak Springs, FL 1.78
Valdosta, GA 1.73
Deland, FL 1.69
Cullman, AL 1.64
Winter Haven, FL 1.64
Quillayute, WA 1.49
Aberdeen, MD 1.48
Bremerton, WA 1.38
Birmingham, AL 1.34
Daytona Beach, FL 1.34
Shelton, WA 1.24
Dothan, AL 1.22
Sanford, FL 1.22
West Palm Beach, FL 1.21
Seattle, WA 1.18
Anniston, AL 1.13
National High Yesterday 119 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 34 at Leadville, Colorado
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