A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
NATIONAL SUMMARY Severe thunderstorms will shift from Minnesota to Iowa tonight with damaging winds and torrential downpours. Storms will die down across the Carolinas and Southeast with spotty storms in the Four Corners. An area of high pressure will keep the Northeast and much of the mid-Atlantic dry tomorrow. However, this will not make all areas exempt from thunderstorms in the East. The end of a front in the Atlantic Ocean will extend into the Southeast and the Gulf of Mexico, allowing for just enough energy to produce thunderstorms from the Carolinas to Florida and westward along the Gulf coast to Louisiana. Parts of the Mississippi River Valley will be dry, but showers and thunderstorms sinking southward from Minnesota will bring some thunderstorms into Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. From Texas and through the Plains, dry weather and sunshine are in store. However, monsoonal moisture will bring afternoon thunderstorms to areas across the Four Corners. The West Coast will remain sunny and dry. SPECIAL WEATHER Record Heat Grips the Plains The nation's heartland was the target of a heat wave on this date in 1934 with Detroit, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Texas and Milwaukee all topping out at the 105-degree mark. Another heat wave centered on the Plains just two years later with Alton, Kansas hitting 121 F, tying the all-time record high for the state. Minden, Nebraska, reached 118 F which set an all-time record high for the Cornhusker state. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Local Storm Reports on Thursday: -Strong winds from a possible tornado in Northampton County, Virginia wreacked havoc at Cherrystone Campground, killing two and injuring more than a dozen others Thursday morning. Emergency managers also reported overturned RV Campers. -Early Thursday morning, thunderstorms produced hail ranging from one to two inches in diameter across eastern Montana. -As of Thursday morning at 7 a.m. EDT, several places in Lincoln County, Nebraska saw between 1.50 inches and 2.50 inches of rain. -Midday on Thursday, a 50-year-old man was injured near Clearwater, Florida by an indirect lightning strike and suffered from non-life threatening injuries. -Thunderstorms Thursday afternoon in Hamlin County, South Dakota produced golf ball-sized hail. -60-mph wind gust in Glasgown, Montana -Estimated wind gust to 80-mph blew shingles off of a roof and broke a window -Measured 80-mph wind gust 5 miles northeast of Porcupine, S.D. 24-Hour Rainfall Amounts (in inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT... Lynchburg, Va. 3.88 Beaufort, N.C. 3.35 Wakefield, Va. 3.26 Rock Hill, S.C. 2.40 Richmond, Va. 2.22 Hampton, Va. 2.20 Atlanta, Ga. 2.10 Bogue Field, N.C. 1.97 Goldsboro, N.C. 1.82 St. Petersburg, Fla. 1.79 Jacksonville, N.C. 1.73 Suffolk, Va. 1.69 Newport News, Va. 1.68 Fentress, Va. 1.53 New Bern, N.C. 1.51 Fullerton, La. 1.35 Louisa, Va. 1.28 Fort Eustis, Va. 1.27 La Grange, Texas 1.19 Bartow, Fla. 1.16 Emporia, Va. 1.15 Smithfield, N.C. 1.14 Rocksprings, Texas 1.12 Mobile, Ala. 1.05 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 118 at Needles, California National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 30 at Lakeview, Oregon 2014 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved JULY 24 PLACE YEAR EVENT ___________________________________________________________________________ Tucson, Ariz. 1952 Winds at 60 mph ripped roofs off an apartment complex and an airplane hangar, sweeping dust and sand through the city and leaving 200 persons homeless. New York 1975 Severe thunderstorms developed in western and central New York; lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."
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