NATIONAL SUMMARY A wedge of dry and slightly cooler air will continue to hover over the Northeastern states, while warm and humid conditions hold over much of the South. The Northeast will be free of rain, while spotty downpours dot the South. Tropical Rainstorm Bonnie may continue to enhance a few downpours over the Carolinas. A swath of showers and locally severe thunderstorms is forecast to extend along a cool front from the Great Lakes region to the middle Mississippi Valley to the southern Plains. A few of the storms can bring damaging wind gusts, hail and blinding downpours. There will be an elevated risk of flooding centered on Texas. Most areas from the northern Plains through the West will be dry and sunny. Showers will dot northwestern Washington, as heat builds over much of the Pacific coast states. SPECIAL WEATHER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Severe weather incidents so far Tuesday... --A tornado briefly touched down near Elvira, Iowa, during the morning. --A funnel cloud was observed near Thomas, Illinois, during the morning. May 1-30, 2016 rainfall versus average (inches)... Abilene, Texas: 8.24 v. 3.18 Austin, Texas: 15.15 v. 2.66 Beaumont, Texas: 10.29 v. 5.23 College Station, Texas: 12.78 v. 4.33 Corpus Christi, Texas: 9.55 v. 3.19 Conroe, Texas: 11.39 v. 4.94 Kerrville, Texas: 11.26 v. 4.00 Hondo, Texas: 6.48 v. 3.38 Houston, Texas: 7.59 v. 4.58 Angleton, Texas: 10.24 v. 4.32 Lufkin, Texas: 11.55 v. 4.64 Rockport, Texas: 9.97 v. 3.10 San Antonio, Texas: 7.30 v. 4.01 San Angelo, Texas: 6.19 v. 2.82 24-hour rainfall (inches)... as of Tuesday evening... Llano, Texas 2.95 Tioga, N.D. 2.75 McKinney, Texas 2.70 Granbury, Texas 2.55 Denton, Texas 1.94 Junction, Texas 1.87 San Antonio, Texas 1.84 Stephenville, Texas 1.83 Sulphur Springs, Texas 1.83 Orange Grove, Texas 1.81 Rockwall, Texas 1.80 Brainerd, Minn. 1.75 Cotulla, Texas 1.74 Mount Pleasant, Texas 1.67 Horshoe Bay, Texas 1.63 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today 113 at Death Valley, California National Low Today 25 at West Yellowstone, Montana International High (last 24 hours) 119 at Nawabshah, Pakistan International Low (last 24 hours) -20 at Summit Station, Greenland COPYRIGHT 2016 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2016 All Rights Reserved MAY 31 PLACE YEAR EVENT ___________________________________________________________________________ Johnstown, Pa. 1889 Flood disaster. Heavy rains caused overtopping of a 90-foot-high earthen dam on the Conemaugh River, 14 miles north in the mountains. The dam gave way, and a torrent of water roared down on the city at 50 mph. The force of the water moved a 48-ton locomotive a mile. More than 2,200 people died. Washington, D.C. 1991 The city had an average temperature of 73 degrees, making May 1991 the warmest May on record. There were a record 11 days of 90-degree heat.