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NATIONAL SUMMARY -A very summerlike day kicked off the last week of July across the East with warm and humid conditions paired with spotty afternoon thunderstorms. This is a taste of what is to come later in the week, particularly in the Northeast, with a heat wave set to unfold. Much hotter weather was experienced across the Plains with temperatures climbing well into the 90s in many areas and some spots even touching the 100-degree mark. Dallas was one of the cities to hit the triple digits, making for the second 100-degree day in a row after not hitting the 100-degree benchmark at all earlier in the year. This heat helped feed into the storm system ejecting out of the Rockies and into the northern Plains, sparking severe weather during the afternoon. The storms focused on Montana and the western Dakotas late in the day and into the evening with winds gusting past 70 mph in several storms. -While heat, humidity and some thunderstorms impacted people across the eastern and central parts of the United States, the West Coast remained seasonably dry with temperatures right around normal for the last week of July. SPECIAL WEATHER Remembering Hard Hitting Hailstorm -An intense hailstorm pounded the business district of Chicago on this date in 1898. Numerous horses panicked and bolted, injuring several people. None of the injuries were due to the hail hitting anyone. An 11-ounce stone was the largest measured. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Record Highs from Monday: -Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, tied the record of 92 degrees, originally set way back in 1894. -Honolulu, Hawaii, tied the record of 91 degrees, originally set in 1984 and first tied in 1987 and again in 1995. Some Severe Weather Reports from Monday: -Strong winds downed large trees near Tomhegan Camps in Rockwood, Maine. -Strong winds snapped a few trees and peeled back tin roofing several feet in St. Clair County, Illinois. -A 59-mph wind gust occurred at the airport in Riverton, Wyoming. A few trees and one power line was blown down in the city of Riverton. -A 67-mph wind gust occurred in Thermopolis, Wyoming. -A 62-mph wind gust was measured at the airport in Casper, Wyoming. -A 74-mph wind gust was recorded at the airport in Greybull, Wyoming. -A tree was blown down onto a house in Jackson, Missouri. -A 73-mph wind gust was measured at the airport in Rapid City, South Dakota. -An 85-mph wind gust occurred in Sheridan County, Montana. -Indianapolis, Indiana, had 0.01 of an inch of rain on Monday, bringing the monthly total to 13.14 inches. The all-time record (for any month) was previously 13.12 inches set in July 1875. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 A.M. EDT Tuesday: Cross City, FL 2.87" Springfield, OH 2.38" Chincoteague, VA 2.14" Knoxville, IA 1.72" Fort Dodge, IA 1.71" Tampa, FL 1.70" Hanover, VA 1.66" Salisbury, MD 1.53" Havre, MT 1.37" Clearwater, FL 1.31" Custer, SD 1.28" Des Moines, IA 1.26" Birmingham, AL 1.26" Denison, IA 1.24" Chamberlain, SD 1.23" St. Petersburg, FL 1.22" Ames, IA 1.13" Creston, IA 1.06" Mt. Sterling, KY 1.01" Sarasota, FL 0.97" Danville, VA 0.82" Dover, DE 0.82" Helena, MT 0.78" Centerville, IA 0.77" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 112 at Bullhead City, Arizona National Low Yesterday 30 at Tuolumne Meadows, California COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved JULY 28 PLACE YEAR EVENT ___________________________________________________________________________ New England 1949 Heat wave in New England; the hight temperature in Greenville, R.I., reached 102 degrees. Atlantic 1990 Hurricane Bertha formed 450 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 75 mph with gusts to 90 mph.