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NATIONAL SUMMARY An active weather day across the nation yesterday as severe weather rolled across the Midwest, flooding rain fell across the Southwest, and temperatures continued to bake the Northwest. Storms turned severe this afternoon as a boundary sagged south of the region, bringing heavy rain, dangerous lightning, damaging wind gusts, and even a few tornadoes across the region. Almost 2 inches of rain fell from these storms in Wisconsin, as lightning set fire to a few houses as well. Two campers were also struck by lightning during the past afternoon, their conditions are unknown at this time. Severe thunderstorms were able to spawn a few tornadoes across Iowa, Michigan and even as far south as Nebraska, while gusty thunderstorms created wind gusts of greater than 70 mph in Wisconsin, and about 50 mph in Montana, Michigan, Illinois, Texas and Florida. Temperatures across the nation yesterday afternoon reached well into the 90s for a majority of the country, with 70s and 80s in northern New England, the northern Plains, and Rocky Mountains. The Northwest's afternoon highs reached into the triple digits again, placing the region 5-10 degrees over normal for the beginning of August, whereas the rest of the nation was closer to average for this time of the month. SPECIAL WEATHER Celia Reeks Havoc in Corpus Christi Today marks the 45th anniversary of the second costliest hurricane to impact southern Texas. Hurricane Celia caused more the $450 million in damage in Corpus Christi, Texas, on this date in 1970, and held the record as the costliest hurricane for Texas until Allen made landfall a decade later. Celia went down in the record books for the strongest wind gusts ever in Texas (180 mph), resulted in 11 deaths, eight of which were due to drowning attributed to the strong rip tides Celia was produced off the coast of the Florida Panhandle. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Severe Weather Reports From Earlier Sunday: --Tennis ball-sized hail slammed Hayward and an area north of Winter, Wisconsin. --Tennis ball-sized hail caused minor damage to a home and major damage to a car near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. --Hail that was mainly on the order of quarter sized with potentially larger stones damaging a vehicle in Sterling, Michigan. --Two people were struck by lightning at a campground in Indian River, Michigan. Their medical status was unknown at this time. --Lightning hit a home and started an electrical fire in Charlevoix, Michigan. --A rip current was reported near Isle of Palms, South Carolina. --Strong thunderstorm winds downed numerous trees and power lines throughout Gladwin County, Michigan. --A boater measured a thunderstorm wind gust of 66 mph just east of Rogers City, Michigan. --One person was killed on Sunday afternoon in Wood Dale, Illinois, just west of Chicago, when strong winds caused a tent to collapse. --Ping-Pong ball-sized hail was reported across the northern suburbs of Chicago on Sunday afternoon. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 2 A.M. EDT (inches): Borger, TX 3.60 Monticello, NY 2.48 Cross City, FL 2.47 Beaufort, SC 2.30 Guymon, OK 2.16 Manistee, MI 1.68 Hilton Head, SC 1.57 Saginaw, MI 1.55 Creston, IA 1.49 Valparaiso, IN 1.42 Flint, MI 1.33 Fort Lauderdale, FL 1.29 West Bend, WI 1.18 Warsaw, IN 1.07 Pontiac, MI 1.07 Chicago, IL 1.06 Houghton Lake, MI 1.05 Goshen, IN 1.04 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 117 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 32 at Wisdom, Montana COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved AUGUST 03 PLACE YEAR EVENT ___________________________________________________________________________ Philadelphia, Pa. 1898 Record rainfalls - 2.24 inches in 30 minutes, 3.81 inches in one hour, 5.48 inches in two hours; storm total 5.89 inches. Everman, Texas 1979 South of Fort Worth as much as 6 inches of rain fell. The Litter Bugger Creek in Burleson overflowed, causing some homes to flood. In addition, a bridge was damaged in the west part of town.