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Severe storms to hit Midwest on Monday

3:46 PM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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Showers and thunderstorms moved into the East on Sunday as a low pressure system lifted over the Great Lakes. 

During this transition an associated warm front reached across the Lower Great Lakes and the eastern Ohio Valley by the afternoon, while an associated cold front reached southward through the Ohio River Valley and Mid-Mississippi River Valley into the Southern Plains. 

Flow ahead of this system pulled ample moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico, supporting showers and thunderstorms ahead of the warm front in the Northeast and Lower Great Lakes and ahead of the cold front across the Eastern Valleys, and into Oklahoma and Texas. The Storm Prediction center issued a slight risk of severe storm development in parts of the Southern Plains with hail, damaging wind gusts, and possible tornadoes.

Behind this system in the West, another frontal disturbance strengthened as it moved off the Central Rockies and into the Central Plains. Sufficient upper level support and moisture with this disturbance led to showers and thunderstorms in Nebraska and Kansas, some turning severe with strong winds and large hail. This system also maintained the threat of dry lightning over the Central and Southern Rockies, keeping fire danger high for Colorado and the Four Corners.

Farther West, a low pressure system off the coast of the Pacific Northwest edged toward the Pacific Northwest. This pushed some clouds with cooler air onshore, bringing chances of showers to Washington and northern Oregon Sunday afternoon and evening.


SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................102 Needles, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................112 Shawnee, Okla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................26 West Yellowstone, Mont.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................23 Stanley, Idaho

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................60 Dodge City, Kan.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.30 Muskegon, Mich.


ON THIS DATE....... Sometimes the remnants of a hurricane can be more destructive than the actual hurricane. For instance, Hurricane Agnes was born on this date in 1972 east of the Yucatan Peninsula. The storm would eventually strike the Florida Panhandle as a minimal hurricane before moving north and rejuvenating over the Northeast, causing record flooding across the region.

Gannett

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