Tuesday 6:26 pm
Wind: NNW at 3 mph
NATIONAL SUMMARY After four days of flooding rainfall across the Carolinas, the band of rain tapered off to only spotty shower activity during the day on Monday. The heaviest rain on Monday fell in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which received an additional 3.72 inches. Storm total rainfall across parts of eastern South Carolina exceeded 2 feet. A stretch of dry weather will build in across the region through the week, however, rivers and creeks are expected to rise through midweek. Meanwhile, high pressure provided a dry day from the Northeast to the Midwest. Steady rain moved across western Texas before weakening as it moved eastward across the southern Plains. An upper-level low pressure system across the Southwest developed rounds of showers and thunderstorms across the Southwest. A couple thunderstorms dropped hail in White Signal, New Mexico, and Cottonwood Cove, Nevada. A thunderstorm in Animas, New Mexico, led to downed power lines. Over 1 inch of rain fell in Sedona, Arizona, while Las Vegas received about 0.50 of an inch. SPECIAL WEATHER Winterlike Chill Invades Central US On Oct. 6, 2001, a shot of winterlike air invaded the Plains leading to record-breaking low temperatures. Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota, both dropped to 19 degrees. Oklahoma City dipped to 37 degrees, breaking the old record of 40 set in 1976. Temperatures fell to 30 F in Dodge City and Garden City, Kansas. Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, fell to 34 F, both setting new record-low temperatures. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS -Coastal flooding continued in Merrimon, North Carolina, during Monday afternoon. Water levels were 4.5 feet above normal. --Coastal flooding continued in River Road, North Carolina, during Monday afternoon. Multiple homes were surrounded by 2 feet of water. --Coastal flooding continued on Cedar Island, North Carolina, during Monday morning. --Coastal flooding continued in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, during Monday morning. --Coastal flooding continued in Vandemere, North Carolina, during Monday morning. --Coastal flooding continued in Belhaven, North Carolina, during Monday morning. --Rainfall return periods indicate flooding over the past several days in South Carolina range from a once in 10-year event to close to once in 1,000-year event. The most extreme are right along the South Carolina coast. It is possible to have a once in 100-year or once in 1,000-year rainfall event more often than every 100 or 1,000 years respectively. A once in 200-year rainfall may not result in a once in 200-year flood, due to changes and/or improvements of a stream's watershed. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals ending at 1 A.M. EDT (inches): Oak Island, NC 2.93 Beaufort, NC 2.46 Wilmington, NC 2.45 Manning, SC 1.73 Hatteras, NC 1.63 Conway, SC 1.60 North Myrtle Beach, SC 1.58 Sedona, AZ 1.34 Bogue, NC 1.20 Jacksonville, NC 1.07 Cherry Point, NC 1.03 South Hill, VA 0.98 Indian Springs, NV 0.86 Henderson, NV 0.85 Durango, CO 0.84 Bicycle Lake, CA 0.80 Florence, SC 0.79 Orangeburg, SC 0.79 DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 93 at McAllen, Texas National Low Yesterday 19 at Wisdom, Montana COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
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