-Tuesday was not as active of a day as Monday across flood-ravaged
Texas and Oklahoma, but thunderstorms once again fired up during the
afternoon and evening hours. There were numerous reports of hail
across both states, with some hail the size of baseballs in a few
locations. The hail was large enough to break windows and skylights
at multiple homes and businesses in Miles, Texas. A tornado was
reported in Palo Pinto County in north-central Texas, which destroyed
a shed as it touched down. While the heavy rainfall was not as
widespread, flash flooding shut down roads once again in some areas,
especially across north-central Texas.
-Additional severe weather developed in portions of the Great Lakes
and Ohio Valley, where strong winds knocked down trees and power
lines across Ohio and the southern suburbs of Detroit. An EF1 tornado
was reported in Henry County, Illinois.
-In the Southeast, there were numerous reports of wind damage from
thunderstorms from western South Carolina to Georgia. Thunderstorms
also produced heavy rainfall, dropping nearly 2.5 inches of rain in a
four-hour span in Tampa, Florida.
-Warm and humid weather continued across much of the East, as
temperatures surged well into the 80s from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Meanwhile, pockets of showers and thunderstorms developed in the
Intermountain West, bringing isolated reports of damage.
Deadliest Tornado of 1997
-On this date in 1997, an EF5 tornado destroyed most of the town of
Jarrell, Texas. The twister was three-quarters of a mile wide.
Asphalt was ripped up and cattle were tossed one-quarter of a mile.
The tornado also moved to the southwest, a very unusual direction.
Record Low from Tuesday:
-Lihue, Hawaii, tied the record of 62 degrees, originally set in 1959.
Record High Minimums from Tuesday:
-Melbourne, Florida, set a record of 79 degrees, breaking the record
of 78 degrees set just last year. This also tied the all-time record
high minimum for May, just set the previous day.
-Vero Beach, Florida, set a record of 77 degrees, breaking the record
of 76 degrees set in 1991.
Rainfall Records from Tuesday:
-St. Petersburg, Florida, had 2.41 inches, breaking the record of
1.20 inches set in 1980.
-Columbus, Georgia, had 1.94 inches, breaking the record of 1.00 inch
set in 1959.
-Wausau, Wisconsin, had 1.84 inches, breaking the record of 1.64
inches set in 1921.
Monthly Precipitation Records Set So Far:
-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has had 18.97 inches of rain through May
26th, breaking the record of 14.52 inches set in 2013. This also
makes it the wettest month all-time, breaking the record of 14.66
inches set in June 1989.
-Lincoln, Nebraska, has had 10.83 inches of rain through May 26,
breaking the record of 10.72 inches set back in 1903.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 A.M. EDT Wednesday:
Marianna, FL 3.30"
Tampa, FL 2.54"
St. Petersburg, FL 2.41"
Pensacola, FL 2.36"
New Roads, LA 2.34"
Brooksville, FL 1.99"
Columbus, GA 1.94"
Ozark, AL 1.92"
Wausau, WI 1.84"
Baton Rouge, LA 1.83"
Marietta, GA 1.79"
Brownwood, TX 1.75"
New Iberia, LA 1.72"
Valdosta, GA 1.61"
Grand Prairie, TX 1.60"
Fort Rucker, AL 1.56"
Auburn, AL 1.51"
Stephenville, TX 1.50"
Clinton, IA 1.47"
Midlothian, TX 1.41"
Osceola, IA 1.36"
Dothan, AL 1.33"
New Orleans, LA 1.29"
Des Moines, IA 1.25"
National High Yesterday 105 at Death Valley, California
National Low Yesterday 26 at Alpine, Arizona
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