Drenching rain was falling over much New England on Monday afternoon.
Rain was falling over part of eastern upstate New York as well.
Drenching showers and locally gusty thunderstorms were affecting
central and northern Florida to southern Georgia. Showers and
thunderstorms were ramping up from northern Georgia to the lower
Great Lakes. Storms in this sector have the potential to become
locally severe as they progress eastward into the early nighttime
hours. Another batch of showers was occurring over the western Great
Lakes with some wet snow falling from parts of northern Michigan to
northern Minnesota. Rain showers and spotty high-elevation snow
showers were occurring over the Four Corners states. Showers and
spotty thunderstorms were affecting South Texas. Much of the balance
of the Plains and West were dry.
The Florida Fires of 1999
--On April 20, 1999, multiple wildfires continued to burn in the
Florida Everglades. More than 100,000 acres had been destroyed as of
this date. Interstate 75 was closed and local residents were advised
to stay indoors as much as possible due to smoke and poor air quality
raising the risk of respiratory problems. Much of southern Florida
had received half its average rainfall since the start of the year.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--Non-thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in Old Forge,
New York, during Monday morning.
--Non-thunderstorm winds downed trees in Bowen Corners, New York,
during Monday morning.
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell near Alpha Park, Georgia, during
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell on Travelers Rest, South Carolina,
during Monday afternoon.
--1.00-inch diameter hail fell on Jensen Beach, Florida, during
--1.25-inch diameter hail fell on Marietta, Georgia, during Monday
--1.25-inch diameter hail fell on Oakton, Georgia, during Monday
--1.25-inch diameter hail fell near Greer, South Carolina, during
--A funnel cloud was spotted over Miami Springs, Florida, during
--An EF-2 tornado touched down near Aiken, South Carolina, during
--An EF-2 tornado injured two people near Saint Matthews, South
Carolina, during Sunday afternoon.
--An EF-0 tornado occurred near Lamar, South Carolina, during Sunday
--An EF-1 tornado occurred near Tallahassee, Florida, during Sunday
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 2:00 p.m. EDT Monday...
Camp David, Md. 2.65
Philadelphia, Pa. 2.22
Fort Ritchie, Pa. 2.21
Okeechobee, Fla. 2.19
White Plains, N.Y. 2.18
West Palm Beach, Fla. 2.13
Wilmington, Del. 2.05
Teterboro, N.J. 2.05
Chester, Conn. 2.02
Edenton, N.C. 1.98
Patuxent, Md. 1.97
Hamptons Road, Va. 1.97
Suffolk, Va. 1.90
Baltimore, Md. 1.83
Hartford, Conn. 1.81
Caldwell, N.J. 1.81
Shelby, N.C. 1.76
Millville, N.J. 1.73
St. Inigoes, Md. 1.70
Trenton, N.J. 1.66
Rocky Mount, N.C. 1.65
Petersburg, Va. 1.64
Hot Springs, Va. 1.59
Cocoa, Fla. 1.57
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 102 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 15 at Elk Mountain, Wyoming
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