Dry WeekendAugust 17th, 2013 at 2:41 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
This is a map showing afternoon high temperatures for Friday. Click on the image to enlarge. The most striking numbers are the highs from NE Alabama to Virginia. Atlanta, Augusta, Greenville (SC) and Columbia all with highs of 67. They’ve had a lot of rain down there…Columbia had 3.88″ in 24-hours. Another cool area the past few days has been E. Nebraska and S. Dakota. Highs of just 71 at Sioux Falls (SD) and 70 at Norfolk (NE) are about 15 deg. cooler than average. There were hot spots…3 stations in Montana reached 100. South Texas was cookin’ with highs of 105 at Laredo and 100 at San Antonio. Parts of Texas had heavy and much-needed rain: 2.14″ at Childress, 1.8″ at Houston, 1.74″ at Wichita Falls and 1.43″ at Austin. Severe storms hit parts of Oklahoma with hail over 2″ in diameter near Sweetwater and Beckham. The Southwest was hot, with highs of 113 at Phoenix and 115 at Needles CA. Unseasonably hot conditions continued in E. China and Japan with 100F at Wuhan and 95F at Nagasaki. Also, the Gaylord NWS is having an Open House on Sat. 8/24 from 9 to noon. Skywarn Spotter Training is now online. More on our recent cool spell from the Detroit (Southeast MI) NWS. EF1 tornado confirmed near Cleveland.