NATIONAL SUMMARY A weak system will sweep across the Northeast with very spotty showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. Heat and humidity levels will continue to rise across much of the region. Slightly cooler and drier air will settle over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region. Afternoon storms could erupt in parts of the Florida Peninsula, while the rest of the Southeast coast can expect a dry day. Drenching storms will target most of the Plains and Mississippi Valley. Localized flash flooding is possible under the heaviest downpours. Meanwhile, mainly afternoon showers and storms are expected to dot the Four Corners region and Rockies. The West Coast will stay dry, with record-challenging heat continuing to build in the Pacific Northwest. SPECIAL WEATHER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Record high minimums from Wednesday: -St. Simons Island, Georgia, set a record of 81 degrees, breaking the record of 80 degrees set in 2011. -Daytona Beach, Florida, tied the record of 80 degrees, originally set in 1992. -Melbourne, Florida, tied the record of 80 degrees, originally set in 2000. Rainfall records from Wednesday: -Key West, Florida, had 2.55 inches, breaking the record of 1.61 inches set in 1945. -Kansas City, Missouri, had 1.77 inches, breaking the record of 1.64 inches set in 1962. Some severe weather reports from Wednesday: -A tornado destroyed a Starbucks and substantially damaged a mall in Kokomo, Indiana. There were no injuries. -A tornado lifted grain wagons 500 feet into the air in Dillman, Indiana. -A tornado destroyed a barn and damaged homes in Allen County, Indiana. -Two tornadoes tore roofs off houses and downed power lines in Adams County, Indiana. -A tornado destroyed multiple mobile homes in Defiance County, Ohio. -A tornado blew down several grain bins and damaged trees, barns, homes and crops in Henry County, Ohio. -Ping pong ball- to tennis ball-sized hail fell in Leavenworth County, Kansas. -Tennis ball- to tea cup-sized hail fell in Coffey County, Kansas. -An 86-mph wind gust occurred at Vance Air Force Base in Garfield County, Oklahoma. -A 100-mph wind gust occurred at Lawrence Municipal Airport in Lawrence, Kansas. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 A.M. EDT Thursday: Gardner, KS 3.75" Key West, FL 2.55" Olathe, KS 2.38" Decorah, IL 2.36" Lee's Summit, MO 2.15" Davenport, IA 2.08" Boscobel, WI 1.92" Defiance, OH 1.81" Pascagoula, MS 1.79" Kansas City, MO 1.77" Falls City, NE 1.74" Guadalupe Pass, TX 1.63" Moline, IL 1.48" Odessa, TX 1.44" Peoria, IL 1.32" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 114 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 19 at Bondurant, Wyoming COPYRIGHT 2016 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2016 All Rights Reserved AUGUST 25 PLACE YEAR EVENT ______________________________________________________________________ South Carolina 1885 Severe hurricane struck the state; $1.3 million in damages at Charleston with many fatalities. Spencer, Iowa 1989 A total of 4.10 inches of rain in less than three hours.