A large, slow-moving storm system continues to spin over the central
Rockies. The storm has been responsible for flooding rainfall this
morning from New Mexico into the Texas panhandle and up into western
Kansas. Farther west, snow has been falling through the morning
across the highest elevations in Colorado and Utah.
The combination of the above storm, increasing humidity and daytime
heating will produce supercell thunderstorms this afternoon into this
evening from eastern Colorado to western Kansas. The strongest cells
could produce large hail and tornadoes.
The interior Northeast was unseasonably cold earlier this morning
with widespread frost as temperatures dipped into the upper 20s and
lower 30s in some areas.
Wet month in the Northeast
May 1989 was unusually wet in the Northeast. New York City received
over eleven inches of rain during the month. The average rainfall for
May is just over four inches. Bridgeport, Connecticut recorded over
nine inches of rain during the month while Baltimore, Maryland
checked in with eight inches.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--1 to 2 feet of water covered the road near Canyon, Texas this
-- Water was over highway 152 near Sayre, Okla., this morning
--A 60 mph wind gust was recorded near Taiban, N.M., this morning
--A waterspout was spotted by aircraft this morning about 16 miles
east of Miami Beach, Fla.
--Amarillo, Texas broke a daily rainfall record for this date this
morning with a total of 1.62 inches. The old record was 1.05 inches
set back in 1908.
--The mercury dropped to 31 degrees this morning in Glens Falls,
N.Y., breaking the old record low of 32 for this date set back in
--An emergency manager in Blanchard, Okla., reported that a tornado
had damaged multiple homes Saturday evening.
Recent Rainfall (Inches)...
Clinton, Okla. 3.61
Oklahoma City, Okla. 3.16
Winfield, Kan. 2.76
Amarillo, Texas 2.45
Uvalde, Texas 2.10
Watonga, Okla. 2.07
San Antonio, Texas 1.90
Enid, Okla. 1.85
Weatherford, Okla. 1.82
Medicine Lodge, Kan. 1.78
Wichita, Kan. 1.77
Liberal, Kan. 1.75
St. Petersburg, Fla. 1.73
Hobart, Okla. 1.67
Childress, Texas 1.61
Hereford, Texas 1.60
Ponca City, Okla. 1.59
Gage, Okla. 1.58
Newton, Kan. 1.41
Garden City, Kan. 1.36
Stephenville, Texas 1.34
Hutchinson, Kan 1.31
Woodward, Okla. 1.30
Guymon, Okla. 1.23
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 97 at Marco Island, Fla.
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 24 at Bradford, Pa.
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