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NATIONAL SUMMARY Saturday felt nothing like the start of the Memorial Day weekend across the Northeast due to rain, high-elevation snow and brisk winds. The wet and chilly weather will gradually diminish from south to north through Sunday, leading to a nice Memorial Day. Meanwhile, the main weather news on Saturday was a cluster of drenching thunderstorms that continued to stream across San Antonio, leading to severe flooding. A flash flood emergency was declared as runoff from the rain inundated and forced officials to close roads, while some residents were forced from their homes. KSAT-TV from San Antonio reported that the flooding has claimed at least one life. The heaviest rain has departed San Antonio as the flooding downpour danger shifts northeastward toward the Arklatex through tonight. Severe thunderstorms will also continue to erupt through the evening hours across the High Plains with another round of violent thunderstorms to plague this region on Sunday. Showers were also pushing into western Washington Saturday afternoon. Rain will expand across more of the Northwest through Sunday. SPECIAL WEATHER Second All-Time Wettest Day for San Antonio --This Memorial Day weekend started with severe flooding in San Antonio after drenching thunderstorms unleashed nearly 10 inches of rain, as of 1 p.m. CDT. May 25 is now the city's second wettest day of all-time since records began in 1886. July 1, 2002, originally held that distinction with 9.52 inches, while October 17, 1998, and its 11.26 inches remains at the top of the list. The torrential rain caused the level of the San Antonio River at Loop 410 to surge from 4.54 feet to a record 34.21 feet in less than four hours. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Record Lows Set Saturday Morning (Old Record): --Wheeling, W. Va.: 31 degrees (41 degrees from 1949) --New Philadelphia, Ohio: 32 degrees (33 degrees from 1992) --Morgantown, W. Va.: 32 degrees (37 degrees from 1956) --Zanesville, Ohio: 31 degrees (37 degrees from 1956) --Huntington, W. Va.: 39 degrees tied the record from 1941. --Parkersburg, W. Va.: 33 degrees (37 degrees from 1925) --Beckley, W. Va.: 36 degrees (40 degrees from 1983) --Bristol, Tenn.: 40 degrees (42 degrees from 1942) --Elizabeth City, N.C.: 43 degrees (47 degrees from 1976) --Pittsburgh, Pa.: 33 degrees tied the record from 1925. --Piedmont Triad International Airport, N.C.: 43 degrees tied the record from 1956. --About 130 people had to be rescued from their cars or homes due to rising flood waters in San Antonio, Texas this morning. Water levels rose to 4 feet high in some homes. One woman was killed during a water rescue as she was swept from the roof of her car by the water. Today's rain makes it the second wettest calendar day on record at San Antonio at 9.87 inches. The wettest on record was October 17, 1998 with 11.26 inches. The San Antonio River, Bexar County, Texas has set a new record-high level at 32.87 feet. 24-Hour Rainfall Totals (In Inches), Ending at 7 p.m. EDT Saturday: San Antonio, Texas 9.87 Kelly Air Force Base, Texas 8.42 Boerne Stage Field, Texas. 3.17 Grand Island, Neb. 3.09 Aurora, Neb. 2.75 Newton, Iowa 2.55 Killeen, Texas 2.33 Chester, Ct. 2.14 New Braunfels, Texas 2.00 Ottumwa, Iowa 1.94 Hastings, Neb. 1.85 Pella, Iowa 1.73 Kearney, Neb. 1.62 Victoria, Texas 1.60 Hettinger, N.D. 1.56 Ames, Iowa 1.53 Oskaloosa, Iowa 1.52 Burnet, Texas 1.46 Houlton, Maine 1.42 Burlington, Vt. 1.40 McKinney, Texas 1.36 York, Neb. 1.34 Knoxville, Iowa 1.30 Lexington, Neb. 1.26 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 99 at Lamar, Colorado National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 15 at Bodie State Park, California 2013 AccuWeather, Inc., 385 Science Park Road, State College, PA COPYRIGHT 2013 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2013 All Rights Reserved MAY 25 PLACE YEAR EVENT ________________________________________________________________________ Udall, Kan. 1955 This town, 25 miles southeast of Wichita, was destroyed by a tornado. More than 75 people died, and 270 were injured; this was half the population of the town. Wesley, La. 1991 Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.
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Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
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