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NATIONAL SUMMARY Chilly air will pour into the Northeast tonight, leading to frost across the interior. Severe thunderstorms will target the southern High Plains, while thunderstorms rattle the Intermountain West. Meanwhile on Saturday, a large dome of high pressure will allow this Memorial Day holiday weekend to start on a dry note across the eastern third of the nation. Thunderstorms will make the Florida Peninsula the exception. Cooler air will filter into the Northeast's I-95 corridor, while humidity remains low in the South and the Midwest turns milder. Meanwhile, a storm system emerging from the Rockies will keep the flood threat high across central and southern Plains. Strong thunderstorms will also return to the Big Bend area of western Texas. A couple of showers will spread into the northern Plains, while thunderstorms encompass the Rockies and Intermountain West. The Desert Southwest will remain dry and cool for late May. SPECIAL WEATHER Dust Bowl Tornado Touches Down in Kansas --Today marks the anniversary of when an F4 tornado touched down in Liberal, Kansas, during a dust storm in 1933. The twister was hidden in the total darkness of the dust storm. The storm was 66 yards wide at times. The business district of the city was devastated with 44 buildings and 165 homes being destroyed. Four people also lost their lives while an additional 150 were injured. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Severe Weather Reports From Earlier Friday: --Quarter-sized hail slammed Clifton, Colorado. --Penny-sized hail covered the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction, Colorado. --A funnel cloud from a tropical shower was sighted over Key Allegro, Florida. Snowfall Totals Received Earlier Friday: --Taos Powderhorn, N.M.: 7.0 inches --Near Florissant, Colo.: 1.5 inches --Tolby, N.M.: 2.0 inches 24-Hour Temperature Change:(Temp. at 2 p.m. EDT Thurs/2 p.m. EDT Friday) Washington, D.C. 53/74 Philadelphia, Pa. 55/74 New York City 60/72 Atlantic City, N.J. 56/73 Baltimore, Md. 50/72 Richmond, Va. 57/73 Harrisburg, Pa. 57/71 Reading, Pa. 57/72 Pittsburgh, Pa. 54/65 Allentown, Pa. 58/71 Boston, Mass. 66/74 Wilmington, Del. 51/75 Georgetown, Del. 54/70 Roanoke, Va. 60/70 Trenton, N.J. 54/73 State College, Pa. 50/64 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, Ending at 2 p.m. EDT Friday: Corpus Christi, Texas 3.80" Stumpy Point, N.C. 3.60" Port Lavaca, Texas 3.06" Port Aransas, Texas 1.68" Bogalusa, La. 1.57" Frederick, Okla. 1.57" Lawton, Okla. 1.57" Ingleside, Texas 1.51" DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 pm) 95 at Winter Haven, FL National Low Today (through 9 pm) 24 at Pellston, MI 2015 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved MAY 22 PLACE YEAR EVENT ________________________________________________________________________ Lewistown, Maine 1911 The high reached 101 degrees -- the hottest ever in New England during May. Atlantic City 1991 The record high of 89 degrees was set after a record low of 38 degrees.