A swath of drenching rain and thunderstorms extended from Florida to
western Texas and eastern New Mexico. Much of the rainfall in this
zone was associated with a stalled front. However, the combination of
an uphill flow and Tropical Rainstorm Odile continued to play a role
in western Texas to eastern New Mexico. Spotty downpours were
affecting South Carolina and Georgia, as well as Arizona and Utah. A
cluster of showers and spotty storms were affecting the Upper
Midwest. Most other areas were free of rain Friday afternoon. Heat
has eased back somewhat over California, but conditions over much of
the west remained warm. Meanwhile, the day started chilly over the
Northeast. Temperatures were on the rebound from the central Plains
to the Great Lakes.
The Great Heat Wave of 1895...
Spanning September 19 to 23, 1895, millions of people the
mid-Atlantic states were sweltering in a major heat wave.
Temperatures climbed well into the 90s from Washington, D.C., and
Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Many of the
record highs set during the heat wave are still on the books to this
day, nearly 120 years later. While electricity had been in use at the
time, there were only a limited number of electric fans in operation
and air conditioning had not been invented until 1902.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Flash flooding occurred in Gillespie County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding occurred in Winkler County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding occurred in Eddy County, New Mexico, during Friday
morning. Twenty feet of water was running through a crossing near
Flash flooding occurred in Lea County, New Mexico, during Friday
morning. Up to 4 feet of water was flowing across N.M. Highway 176.
Several vehicles were washed off the road.
Flash flooding occurred in Odessa, Texas, during Friday morning. Up
to 3 feet of water was covering some roads.
Flash flooding occurred in Montgomery County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding in Reeves County, Texas, during Friday morning
damaged multiple roads.
Flash flooding in Stafford, Texas, resulted in nearly impassable
Flash flooding occurred in Hildago County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding continued to affect Houston, Texas, during Friday
midday. High water rescues were performed.
Multiple people were rescued from rip currents and rough surf
conditions, during Wednesday, at Ocean City, Maryland. There were two
fatalities as well.
A tornado was reported near Lancaster, Minn. Friday evening
1.75 inch diameter hail was reported in Pembina, N.D. Friday
1.25 inch diameter hail was reported near Humboldt, Minn. Friday
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Friday...