-A mass of moderately warm and relatively dry air was spread between
the upper Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes on Saturday,
affording a break from the heat and humidity felt earlier in the
week. In the mid-Atlantic and New England, daytime warmth was about
normal for mid summer, but with moderate humidity. Aside from
scattered thunderstorms over interior New York state and northern New
England, lowered humidity was keeping these areas dry. Farther south,
a stalled frontal boundary stretched over northernmost Florida was
triggered localized heavy downpours in Florida and along the adjacent
south-Atlantic coast. Elsewhere, dry weather was dominant in the
South with increasing heat and humidity westward from Alabama and
Mississippi. In the Plains, drenching thunderstorms were confined to
rather few areas, such as the north and east of Nebraska and
northwest Texas. In the West, near-record heat remained the main
weather headline, primarily in Washington, Oregon and western Idaho.
A wide area was bracing for highs between 100 F and 105 F. Meanwhile,
California was tending to moderate following the return to typical
onshore flow. Inland, moist flow out of Mexico was setting up another
bout of scattered drenching thunderstorms between the southern
Rockies and the Great Basin.
Fog Season and "real" Hurricane Season.
Frequency of nighttime (radiational) fog ramps up in the month of
August. This is because humidity typically remains high as nights
lengthen, the longer nights affording increasing opportunity for fog
to form by sunrise. Fog frequency in August is third highest by
month; September is typically the foggiest month. Meanwhile, August
sees a marked pickup in hurricane frequency, making August second
highest after September for average number of hurricanes.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Last month, the record for driest month of July was tied in Waco,
Texas. No rain fell during the month. This happened previously in
1930 and in 1993.
For London, Kentucky, July 2015 set a record for rainfall. The
rainfall of 11.23 inches was highest on record for the month, topping
the previous record high of 10.14 inches. Meanwhile, this was the
third wettest month on record for London; wettest was December 1990
within 12.16 inches.
Strong thunderstorms swept through parts of Nebraska overnight. High
to 1 inch in diameter was reported early Saturday morning outside of
Ainsworth, Brown County. Rainfall within 24 hours was 3.4 inches at
Belgrade, Nance Co. Outside of Central City, rainfall of 2.63 inches
Cross City, Fla. 5.04"
Tampa/Knight, Fla. 2.44"
Tampa, Fla. 2.01"
Mineral Wells, Texas 1.84"
Aurora, Neb. 1.42"
Fort Benning, Ga. 1.32"
Beaufort, N.C. 1.26"
Chickasha, Okla. 1.07"
Brunswick, Ga. 4.07"
St. Petersburg, Fla. 2.15"
Defuniak Springs, Fla. 1.90"
Crystal River, Fla. 1.51"
Casa Grande, Ariz. 1.36"
West Palm Beach, Fla. 1.30"
Zephyrhills, Fla. 1.19"
Okeechobee, Fla. 1.02"
Enterprise, Ala. 3.15"
Miami, Fla. 2.05"
Fort Rucker, Ala. 1.86"
Gainsville, Fla. 1.49"
Fort Myers, Fla. 1.36"
Ainsworth, Neb. 1.28"
Amarillo, Texas 1.09"
Albion, Neb. 1.02"
National High Today (through 9 pm) 120 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 pm) 31 at Wisdom, Montana.
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