Spotty showers of rain and wet snow were affecting areas from upstate
New York to northern Maine Much of the balance of the eastern third
of the nation was dry, with very spotty showers over South Florida.
A batch of rain was moving eastward across the Upper Mississippi
Valley. Another area of rain and thunderstorms was expanding over
part of the South Central states. Storms were becoming severe in
portions of western Texas and Louisiana. A mosaic of showers and
thunderstorms with high-elevation snow covered the Rockies, Great
Basin and Northwest. Unseasonably chilly conditions continued over
the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest, with very cool air hovering
over much of the West. A wedge of warm and humid conditions were
building over the South Central states.
Severe Weather Outbreak of April 2010
Deadly and destructive tornadoes ripped across the Tennessee Valley
to the Deep South on April 24, 2010. The storms affected areas from
northern Louisiana and Mississippi to northern Alabama and western
parts of Kentucky and Tennessee. A single tornado was on the ground
for nearly 150 miles and reached a width of 1.75 miles. The same
storm killed 10 people and injured 75 others just west of Tallulah,
Louisiana. Three people were killed in a storm near French Camp,
Mississippi. The threat to storms suspended activities at Talladega
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
A waterspout was observed near Key West, Florida, during Friday
Thunderstorm winds pushed a tree into a home in Spurger, Texas,
during Friday midday.
Thunderstorm winds downed a large tree near Kirbyville, Texas,
during Friday midday. Gusts of 60 mph occurred in the vicinity.
Flash flooding occurred in Lee County, Texas, during Friday morning.
4.08 inches of rain fell in 2 hours near Luling, Texas, during
Flash flooding occurred in Atascosa County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding occurred in Caldwell County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding occurred in Bastrop County, Texas, during Friday
Flash flooding occurred in Starr County, Texas, during Friday
Thunderstorm winds gusted to 61 mph at Corpus Christi, Texas,
during Friday morning.
Record Low Temperatures Set Friday Morning...(Old/Year)...New...
Grand Rapids, Mich.: (26/1971)...25
Columbus, Ohio: (28/1930)...28
Flint, Mich.: (25/1996)...24
Toledo, Ohio: (24/1883)...23
Cleveland, Ohio: (28/2003)...27
Arkon, Ohio: (27/1930)...Tied.
Recent Snowfall (Inches)...
Sutton, Vt. 2.3
Averill, Vt. 4.1
Island Pond, Vt. 2.4
Underhill, Vt. 2.5
Eden, Vt. 3.5
(Near) Saranac Lake, N.Y. 2.1
Morgan, Vt. 3.0
Lake Placid, N.Y. 2.0
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches)...
Quincy, Fla. 5.90
Pompano Beach, Fla. 2.06
Hollywood, Fla. 1.29
San Antonio, Texas 2.37
Giddings, Texas 1.66
Universal City, Texas 1.60
Hammond, La. 1.18
Durrant, Okla. 1.13
A Sampling of Lows Fri.
Elins, W.Va. 29
Bradford, Pa. 26
Saranac Lake, N.Y. 27
Traverse City, Mich. 22
Bristol, Tenn. 32
Charlotte, N.C. 38
Escanaba, Mich. 21
Iron Mountain, Mich. 18
National High Today (through 3 p.m.) 91 at Miami, Florida
National Low Today (through 3 p.m.) 14 at Grayling, Michigan
International High (last 24 hours) 116 at Nawabshah, Pakistan
International Low (last 24 hours) -46 at Summit Station, Greenland