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NATIONAL SUMMARY A couple morning showers impacted the Northeast on Friday morning before an area of high pressure built across the region. Skies remained mostly cloudy for the majority of the region. Portions of western New York and Pennsylvania broke into sunshine during the afternoon. Across the South, spotty downpours impacted the Gulf Coast states. A couple showers and thunderstorms impacted central Florida. As an upper-level low continued to spin across the Four Corners, thunderstorms developed once again across the Plains. Some storms became severe across Texas, Oklahoma, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. Tornadoes were spotted across northeastern Colorado, western Kansas and South Texas. The heaviest rainfall occurred across southeastern Texas. Pasadena, Texas, received 3.6 inches of rain in 30 minutes from a heavy thunderstorm. Approximately 65 homes were flooded in La Porte, Texas, due to the heavy rainfall. Rain also impacted areas from Nebraska to South Dakota. Snow continued to add up across the Colorado Rockies and southern Wyoming. As temperatures began to rise, snow changed to rain across the lower elevations of Colorado. The Midwest and West Coast were dry on Friday. SPECIAL WEATHER Midwest/Great Lakes Tornado Outbreak Anniversary... On this date in 1880, a great tornado swarm broke out across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. There were 24+ funnels with 160+ killed; 92 dead and $1 million damage in Marshfield, Missouri. At El Paso, Arkansas, the bodies of one family were carried nearly a mile. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS --1.75-inch diameter hail fell near View, Texas, during Friday afternoon. --A funnel cloud was observed near Albany, Texas, during Friday afternoon; 1.25-inch diameter hail fell with the storm. --1.00-inch diameter hail fell near San Angelo, Texas, during Friday morning. Thunderstorm wind gusts to 58 mph occurred. --1.00-inch diameter hail fell near Wall, Texas, during Friday morning. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals Ending at 2 a.m. EDT (inches): Houston, TX 4.12 Pleasanton, TX 2.28 Victoria, TX 1.97 Corpus Christi, TX 1.89 Dallas, TX 1.27 Altus, OK 1.72 Grove, OK 1.23 El Reno, OK 1.04 Hill City, KS 0.61 Wichita, KS 0.52 Sidney, NE 2.31 Ord, NE 1.49 Kimball, NE 1.46 Scottsbluff, NE 1.18 Pine Ridge, SD 0.51 Boothville, LA 0.73 Lake Charles, LA 0.69 Meridian, MS 1.62 Tupelo, MS 1.32 Greenwood, MS 0.96 Bentonville, AR 1.11 Searcy, AR 0.93 Fort Benning, GA 2.27 Columbus, GA 1.24 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 94 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 9 at Angel Fire, New Mexico COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved APRIL 18 PLACE YEAR EVENT ________________________________________________________________________________ Northeast 1976 Heat wave in Northeast; the high of 95 degrees in Washington, D.C., tied the April record, while the 94-degree reading in Philadelphia, Pa., set a new April record. SE Virginia 1983 Snowfalls of 4 inches at Hampton and 3 inches at Newport News were the heaviest snowfalls on record so late in the season).
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