A wet day occurred across areas of the Southeast on Friday as a
stationary boundary allowed moisture to pool across the region and
heavy showers and thunderstorms to form. More than 6 inches of rain
fell in 2 hours just outside Pinecrest, Florida. Over 4 inches of
rain fell across St. Simons Island, Georgia, breaking its all-time
record for daily rainfall by more than 2 inches. More than 2 inches
of rain fell across Kansas, Nebraska and Nevada, during the morning
Heavy and rapid rainfall caused flash flooding in New Mexico, Nevada
and Texas. It resulted in standing water; trees and other debris
washing onto highways; and track washouts forcing authorities to
close or block roads. Storms turned severe in Nebraska, as high winds
and hail destroyed the siding and windows on one home.
Severe Weather Strikes Cheyenne, Wyoming
On this day in weather history 30 years ago, a series of severe
thunderstorms rolled across Cheyenne, bringing more than 6 inches of
rain, resulting in widespread flooding, power and telephone outages,
and numerous deaths. Hail fell in such numerous amounts that the
ground looked winter-like. This event was the most costly in the
entire state of Wyoming, resulting in $65 million worth of damages.
Weather Reports From Late Thursday and Friday:
- A waterspout was reported 6 miles west-northwest of Largo, Florida.
- A dust storm was reported in Amboy, California.
- A tree was reported down at Ingomar Street at Connecticut Avenue, 1
mile south-southeast of Chevy Chase Villa in the District of Columbia.
- A tree was reported down 1 mile east-northeast of the National Zoo
in the District of Columbia.
- Lightning was reported in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
- A small tornado was reported near the Gila River just north of
- Large hail fell across a large portion of eastern Nebraska.
- Power lines and poles blown onto road following thunderstorm in
Corpus Christi, Texas.
July Temperature Departures From Normal (degrees F):
Seattle, WA +5.5
Portland, OR +4.7
Tallahassee, FL +3.5
Charlotte, NC +3.5
San Francisco, CA +2.9
San Diego, CA +2.4
New Orleans, LA +2.3
New York, NY +2.3
Dallas, TX +1.8
Houston, TX +1.7
Los Angeles, CA +1.5
Nashville, TN +1.4
Wichita, KS +1.1
Philadelphia, PA +1.1
Atlanta, GA +1.1
Pittsburgh, PA +0.6
Boston, MA +0.5
Miami, FL +0.5
Louisville, KY +0.2
Minneapolis, MN -0.4
State College, PA -0.7
Caribou, ME -1.1
Denver, CO -1.4
Chicago, IL -1.7
National High Yesterday 118 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 32 at West Yellowstone, Montana
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