An area of rain and embedded thunderstorms was moving to the
east-southeast over the southern Plains Wednesday afternoon. Showers
and thunderstorms lingered over eastern New Mexico and eastern
Colorado in the wake of the disturbance. Spotty showers and
thunderstorms were occurring along the southern Atlantic Seaboard and
from part of the Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes region. Spotty
showers and storms were also increasing in coverage over the Rockies
and in California. Otherwise, a large swath of unseasonably cool air
continued to affect much of the Central and Eastern states, while hot
air was holding over the Northwest. Temperatures climbed to over 100
F on Tuesday from northern interior California to central and eastern
Oregon and Washington state to northern Idaho. Temperatures are
forecast to throttle back somewhat over the region during the next
couple of days, but will remain well-above average.
Deadly Colorado Hailstorm Recalled...
On July 30, 1979, a tremendous thunderstorm developed and dropped
hail up to the size of grapefruits near Fort Collins, Colorado. The
hailstones injured 25 people and took the life of a three-month-old
baby. The storm damaged 2,500 automobiles and 2,000 homes. Some of
the hailstones ripped through roofs.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
0.75-of-an-inch diameter hail fell on Cambria, New York, during
0.75-of-an-inch diameter hail fell on Lockport, New York, during
6.21 inches of rain fell in 24 hours near Eads, Colorado, as of
Flash flooding occurred in Baca, Costilla, Kiowa, Prowers and Otero
counties in Colorado, during Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening and
early Wednesday morning.
Two waterspouts were observed over Lake Erie, off of Geneva State
Park, Ohio, during Wednesday morning.
A Sampling of Record Lows (F) Set Wednesday Morning...(Old/Year)...New...