Sunday 6:26 pm
Wind: N at 5 mph
NATIONAL SUMMARY A batch of rain tracked across the Northeast yesterday, starting off the day over the mid-Atlantic, moving over southern New England by the early afternoon then moving offshore by the evening. This promoted predominantly dry weather across the Northeast for Independence Day firework displays. Showers and thunderstorms were scattered across the Southeast throughout the day, and unlike the rain in the Northeast, lingered over the region throughout the evening. Some of the thunderstorms produced damaging winds in the afternoon from Louisiana to southern Georgia with winds being strong enough to bring down trees. Stronger thunderstorms developed over the northern Plains in the afternoon, and while widely separated, produced large hail and wind gusts to 80 mph. Showers and non-severe thunderstorms dotted the Four Corners and northern Nevada, typical for this time of year. The rest of the West stayed dry wither temperatures continuing to run 10 to 20 degrees above normal across the region's interior. SPECIAL WEATHER New Jersey Tornado From 2001 -On this date in 2001, an F1 tornado struck Somers Point at 6:30 p.m. It had a non-continuous path of 2 miles in length and a width of 50 yards. Winds were as high as 90 mph. These winds were strong enough to move a boat and move it 90 feet, damage roofs, blow a porch off a house and blow down between 3 and 4 dozen trees. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Record Highs from Saturday: -Yakima, WA, set a record of 105 degrees, breaking the record of 104 degrees set in 1975. -Kalispell, MT, set a record of 99 degrees, smashing the record of 95 degrees set in 2001. -Helena, MT, set a record of 99 degrees, breaking the record of 97 degrees set in many years. -Salem, OR, set a record of 97 degrees, breaking the record of 95 degrees set in 1922 and tied in 1926 and 1958. -Challis, ID, tied the record of 96 degrees, set in 1937 and tied in 2007 and 2008. -Vancouver, WA, set a record of 94 degrees, breaking the record of 92 degrees set in 2009. -Olympia, WA, tied the record of 93 degrees, set in 1972. -Seattle, WA, set a record of 92 degrees, breaking the record of 91 degrees set in 1972. -Lake Yellowstone, WY, set a record of 82 degrees, breaking the record of 80 degrees set in 2007. Rainfall Records from Saturday: -Birmingham, AL, had 3.18 inches, breaking the record of 2.10 inches set in 1895. -DeQueen, AR, had 1.46 inches, breaking the record of 0.84 of an inch set in 1985. -Altoona, PA, had 1.28 inches, breaking the record of 0.87 of an inch set in 1954. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 9 P.M. EDT Saturday: Camden, AR 3.77" Birmingham, AL 3.23" Haleyville, AL 2.69" Abingdon, VA 2.40" Mena, AR 2.12" Texarkana, AR 2.04" Tupelo, MS 1.89" Mount Ada, AR 1.86" Monticello, AR 1.80" Gadsden, AL 1.75" Aberdeen, MS 1.69" Peachtree City, GA 1.66" DeQueen, AR 1.64" Johnstown, PA 1.62" Auburn, AL 1.60" McComb, MS 1.54" Altoona, PA 1.52" Anniston, AL 1.51" Atlanta, GA 1.48" Richmond, VA 1.45" Tampa, FL 1.39" Williamsburg, VA 1.35" Tunica, MS 1.30" Petersburg, VA 1.28" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 118 at Death Valley, California National Low Yesterday 39 at West Yellowstone, Wyoming COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved JULY 05 PLACE YEAR EVENT __________________________________________________________________________ Bayonne, N.J. 1900 A spectacular three-day fire started when a lightning bolt struck a refinery. Gannvalley, S.D. 1936 The high of 120 degrees was the highest ever recorded in the state.