AccuWeather Forecast

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NATIONAL SUMMARY

Chilly air will pour into the Northeast tonight, leading to frost
across the interior. Severe thunderstorms will target the southern
High Plains, while thunderstorms rattle the Intermountain West.
Meanwhile on Saturday, a large dome of high pressure will allow this
Memorial Day holiday weekend to start on a dry note across the
eastern third of the nation. Thunderstorms will make the Florida
Peninsula the exception. Cooler air will filter into the Northeast's
I-95 corridor, while humidity remains low in the South and the
Midwest turns milder. Meanwhile, a storm system emerging from the
Rockies will keep the flood threat high across central and southern
Plains. Strong thunderstorms will also return to the Big Bend area of
western Texas. A couple of showers will spread into the northern
Plains, while thunderstorms encompass the Rockies and Intermountain
West. The Desert Southwest will remain dry
and cool for late May.


SPECIAL WEATHER

Dust Bowl Tornado Touches Down in Kansas


 Today marks the anniversary of when an F4 tornado touched down in
Liberal, Kansas, during a dust storm in 1933. The twister was hidden
in the total darkness of the dust storm. The storm was 66 yards wide
at times. The business district of the city was devastated with 44
buildings and 165 homes being destroyed. Four people also lost their
lives while an additional 150 were injured.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER

Severe Weather Reports From Earlier Friday:


 Quarter-sized hail slammed Clifton, Colorado.


 Penny-sized hail covered the National Weather Service office in
Grand Junction, Colorado.


 A funnel cloud from a tropical shower was sighted over Key Allegro,
Florida.

Snowfall Totals Received Earlier Friday:


 Taos Powderhorn, N.M.: 7.0 inches

 Near Florissant, Colo.: 1.5 inches

 Tolby, N.M.: 2.0 inches

24-Hour Temperature Change:(Temp. at 2 p.m. EDT Thurs/2 p.m. EDT Friday)

Washington, D.C. 53/74
Philadelphia, Pa. 55/74
New York City 60/72
Atlantic City, N.J. 56/73
Baltimore, Md. 50/72
Richmond, Va. 57/73
Harrisburg, Pa. 57/71
Reading, Pa. 57/72
Pittsburgh, Pa. 54/65
Allentown, Pa. 58/71
Boston, Mass. 66/74
Wilmington, Del. 51/75
Georgetown, Del. 54/70
Roanoke, Va. 60/70
Trenton, N.J. 54/73
State College, Pa. 50/64

24-Hour Rainfall Totals, Ending at 2 p.m. EDT Friday:

Corpus Christi, Texas 3.80"
Stumpy Point, N.C. 3.60"
Port Lavaca, Texas 3.06"
Port Aransas, Texas 1.68"
Bogalusa, La. 1.57"
Frederick, Okla. 1.57"
Lawton, Okla. 1.57"
Ingleside, Texas 1.51"



DAILY EXTREMES

National High Today (through 9 pm) 95 at Winter Haven, FL
National Low Today (through 9 pm) 24 at Pellston, MI

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