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NATIONAL SUMMARY -Severe storms rumbled across several states in the Plains on Tuesday as a strong storm system brought a surge of warm and humid air across the region. The morning featured downpours from eastern Colorado, western Kansas to the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas, some of which brought flooding issues to local communities. The afternoon heat brought more thunderstorms later in the day, bringing a round of hail, gusty winds, downpours, and in a few cases, tornadoes. A tornado touched down near Roswell, New Mexico, and destroyed a shed and wrapped a garage door around a power pole, according to a report from local emergency managers. Several other twisters spun across Texas but fortunately did not last very long. The storms brought several inches of rain in a short amount of time which filled up streets and brought road closures and traffic delays. Rain could be found all the way north to South Dakota from this system. -A front that extended away from this system stretched across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Showers and thunderstorms skirted by along the front and brought clouds and a period of stormy weather during the day. Across New England, dry weather generally ruled the area despite a few passing showers in Maine. South of the front from the Ohio Valley to the Deep South, high pressure was in control and brought a sunshine-filled and overall pleasant day. Thunderstorms did rumble along the eastern coast of Florida though. -In the West, showers and thunderstorms erupted across the Rocky Mountains and a few showers dampened the Seattle area. Temperatures were again around average across Southern California as an onshore flow dominated. Highs reached into the upper 60s in Los Angeles and San Diego. SPECIAL WEATHER Severe Thunderstorms Strike Dallas -On this date in 1995, an outbreak of severe storms struck the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area. Damaging winds up to 75 mph and large hail measuring 4 inches in diameter were observed. These storms injured 60 to 70 people in Fort Worth. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Rainfall Records from Tuesday: -Austin (Camp Mabry), Texas, had 3.84 inches, breaking the record of 2.79 inches set in 1919. -Lawton, Oklahoma, had 3.12 inches, breaking the record of 1.94 inches set in 1969. -Chickasha, Oklahoma, had 2.46 inches, breaking the record of 1.39 inches set in 1960. -Austin (Bergstrom Airport), Texas, had 1.76 inches, breaking the record of 0.91 of an inch set in 1976. Some Severe Weather Reports from Tuesday: -A short, weak tornado touched down in Crosby County, Texas. Baseball-sized hail was also reported. -Golf ball-sized hail fell in Wolfforth in Lubbock County, Texas. Quarter-sized hail fell in other parts of the county with smaller hail covering the ground. -Strong winds uprooted a tree in Canyon, Texas. -High winds overturned a tractor-trailer on Interstate 27 southbound in Amarillo, Texas. -Winds between 60 and 65 mph were recorded in Potter and Randall counties in Texas. -A 66-mph wind was measured in Canadian County, Oklahoma. -A 60-mph wind was recorded in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 a.m. EDT Wednesday (inches): Austin (Camp Mabry), TX 3.84" Fort Sill, OK 3.31" Lawton, OK 3.12" Wichita Falls, TX 2.58" Chickasha, OK 2.46" Norman, OK 2.09" Frederick, OK 2.03" Enid, OK 1.99" Seminole, TX 1.90" Oklahoma City, OK 1.89" Jackson, MI 1.87" Austin (Bergstrom Airport), TX 1.76" Rock Falls, IL 1.60" Guymon, OK 1.51" Guthrie, OK 1.45" Carlsbad, NM 1.43" Pampa, TX 1.40" Weatherford, OK 1.39" Liberal, KS 1.37" Lubbock, TX 1.28" Borger, TX 1.25" Watonga, OK 1.22" Rochelle, IL 1.20" Garden City, KS 1.17" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 100 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 24 at Embarrass, Minnesota COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved MAY 06 PLACE YEAR EVENT _________________________________________________________________________ Omaha, Neb. 1975 A massive tornado killed three people and injured 133 while causing $150 million in damage. The tornado cut a swath 10 miles long and one-quarter of a mile wide through the industrial and residential areas of west-central Omaha before lifting over the northern section of the city. This was the most costly U.S. tornado to date. Sheridan Lake, ND 1984 Lightning struck a boat out on the water, killing two occupants. A life vest was torn to bits by the powerful bolt.
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