NATIONAL SUMMARY An area of high pressure will slide eastward and bring dry and mainly sunny conditions to the Northeast tomorrow. Humidity levels will slightly lower across the region, but will still hold strong across the Southeast. Spotty thunderstorms could pop-up amid the humidity across the Tennessee Valley and Florida. The most numerous showers and storms will focus on the central portion of the nation. Localized flash flooding is possible where storms have hit for consecutive days. Storms will be very spotty, but locally drenching in nature across the Four Corners region. Much of the Western states can expect a dry day with some sunshine. A shot of cooler air is forecast to move into the Pacific Northwest, ending a couple days of record heat. SPECIAL WEATHER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Rainfall records from Wednesday: -Key West, Florida, had 2.55 inches, breaking the record of 1.61 inches set in 1945. -Kansas City, Missouri, had 1.77 inches, breaking the record of 1.64 inches set in 1962. Some severe weather reports from Wednesday: -A tornado destroyed a Starbucks and substantially damaged a mall in Kokomo, Indiana. There were no injuries. -A tornado lifted grain wagons 500 feet into the air in Dillman, Indiana. -A tornado destroyed a barn and damaged homes in Allen County, Indiana. -Two tornadoes tore roofs off houses and downed power lines in Adams County, Indiana. -A tornado destroyed multiple mobile homes in Defiance County, Ohio. -A tornado blew down several grain bins and damaged trees, barns, homes and crops in Henry County, Ohio. -Ping pong ball- to tennis ball-sized hail fell in Leavenworth County, Kansas. -Tennis ball- to tea cup-sized hail fell in Coffey County, Kansas. -An 86-mph wind gust occurred at Vance Air Force Base in Garfield County, Oklahoma. -A 100-mph wind gust occurred at Lawrence Municipal Airport in Lawrence, Kansas. 24-hour rainfall (inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday... El Dorado, Ark. 4.38 Olathe, Kan. 2.52 Lees Summit, Mo. 2.24 Shreveport, La. 1.84 Fort Riley, Kan. 1.73 Kansas City, Mo. 1.68 Quincy, Ill. 1.65 Orange, Texas 1.59 Topeka, Kan. 1.43 Buffalo, N.Y. 1.41 Macomb, Ill. 1.39 Manhattan, Kan. 1.39 Memphis, Tenn. 1.37 Racine, Wis. 1.36 Opelousas, La. 1.30 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today 113 at Death Valley, California National Low Today 21 at Wisdom, Montana International High (last 24 hours) 120 at Nasiriya, Iraq International Low (last 24 hours) 14 at Summit Station, Greenland COPYRIGHT 2016 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2016 All Rights Reserved AUGUST 25 PLACE YEAR EVENT ______________________________________________________________________ South Carolina 1885 Severe hurricane struck the state; $1.3 million in damages at Charleston with many fatalities. Spencer, Iowa 1989 A total of 4.10 inches of rain in less than three hours.