A mosaic of spotty showers and thunderstorms covered the eastern half
of the nation Monday afternoon. A solid line of storms was pushing
eastward across Michigan and Lake Huron. Spotty showers and storms
were also affecting the northern and central Plains. Much of the West
and Southwest were free of rain and were generally sunny. A tropical
system was slowly taking shape over the southwestern part of the Gulf
of Mexico, known as the Bay of Campeche. This could become the fifth
tropical depression and perhaps the fourth tropical storm of the
season before the system moves on shore near Tampico, Mexico, during
Wednesday morning. Another tropical system may take shape in the
eastern Pacific, along the southwestern coast of Mexico over the next
day or two.
Tropical Storm Ernesto...
--On Sept. 1, 2006, Tropical Storm Ernesto led to a torrential amount
of rain along with some very gusty winds in the mid-Atlantic. Some of
the more impressive rainfall amounts were 8.93 inches that fell in
Norfolk, Virginia, breaking a record for the date. Washington Dulles
Airport recorded 2.76 inches of rain also breaking a record. Wallops
Island, Virginia had a record rain of 4.14 inches along with wind
gusts of 73 mph.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
--A tornado may have been the cause of downed trees and power lines
near Bear Lake, Michigan, during Monday afternoon.
--A waterspout was observed near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during
--Thunderstorm winds downed large tree limbs near Brighton, Iowa,
during early Monday morning.
--Thunderstorm winds, with some gusts to near 60 mph were observed in
portions of eastern Kansas, during early Monday morning. There were
multiple incidents of downed trees.
--2.75 inch diameter hail was reported near Winfield, Kansas, Monday
--2.75 inch diameter hail was reported near Welch, Oklahoma, Monday
--2.50 inch diameter hail was reported near Geuda Springs, Kansas,
24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Monday...
Emporia, Kan. 2.96
Salina, Kan. 2.54
Marshalltown, Iowa 2.19
Ames, Iowa 2.11
Newton, Kan. 2.03
Olathe, Kan. 1.97
Des Moines, Iowa 1.85
Lawrence, Kan. 1.82
Eau Claire, Wis. 1.77
Kansas City, Mo. 1.63
Rochester, Minn. 1.59
Newton, Iowa 1.58
Detroit, Mich. 1.51
Fort Dodge, Iowa 1.50
Hayward, Wis. 1.50
Boone, Iowa 1.49
Clarion, Iowa 1.48
Ottumwa, Iowa 1.42
Topeka, Kan. 1.39
Charles City, Iowa 1.31
Mora, Minn. 1.30
Minneapolis, Minn. 1.28
Manhattan, Kan. 1.26
Erwin, N.C. 1.25
National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 116 at Death Valley, California
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 27 at Stanley, Idaho
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