Weather across the nation: 5/10/13

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Showers and thunderstorms developed over the Eastern states today, while severe thunderstorms developed in eastern Texas.

The storms developed along a strong cold front that stretched from a low pressure system over the Great Lakes and Northeast, through the Eastern valleys and lower Mississippi River Valley, into the central Texas.

Heavy rainfall, strong winds and large hail have been reported from the lower Great Lakes through central Texas as some of these storms have turned severe. Quarter-size hail was reported at Houma, Louisana, and Houston, Texas while 60 mph winds were reported at Bay City, Texas.

Heaviest rainfall was reported at Beaumont, Texas with a midday total of 4.95 inches. This caused major flooding for southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana. This system has a history of producing tornadoes, but they have not yet been reported with this system so far today.

Meanwhile, shower and thunderstorm activity diminished over the Rockies and Western states throughout the day as higher pressure built over the West Coast and pushed moisture away to the east. A few widespread showers and thunderstorms persisted across the Rockies from Montana through New Mexico, but severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall has not developed.

To the north, a weak cold front moved over the northern Plains and upper Midwest, which brought a few scattered showers to North Dakota and northern Minnesota.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................97 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................17 Leadville, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-3 Nuiqsut, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................60 Bay City, Texas

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................5.30 Beaumont, Texas

ON THIS DATE:

A total of 45 inches of rain had fallen on Shreveport, Louisiana by this date in 1991, marking the earliest date that the average annual rainfall had been passed. In a normal rainfall year, the city receives 43.84 inches of rain.

The Associated Press

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