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Dorian regained strength on Saturday and brought rain showers to parts of Florida. The system re-intensified to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds up to 35 mph. Heaviest precipitation in Florida from this system was reported at Cocoa Beach, with a midday total of 1.72 inches of rain.

Elsewhere across the nation, areas of showers persisted for the Northeast and Eastern Valleys, while severe thunderstorms popped up across the Central Plains. A low pressure system moved off the Central Rockies and pulled warm and moist conditions in from the Gulf of Mexico.

This allowed for showers and thunderstorms to develop across the High Plains, with a slight risk of severe storm development in effect from eastern Montana through the panhandle of Oklahoma. Strong winds and large hail have been reported in Merriman, Neb.


To the East, a cold front extending over the Eastern states kicked up more showers throughout the day. Heaviest rainfall associated with this system was reported in Mountain Home, Ark., with a midday total of 2.35 inches of rain.

Meanwhile in the Desert Southwest, scattered storms persisted across the Four Corners as limited monsoonal moisture lingered over the region. Heavy rainfall and strong storms did not develop over these areas on Saturday.


SATURDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................102 Phoenix, Ariz.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................112 Ellington Field, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................28 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................29 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................55 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.35 Mountain Home, Ark.


ON THIS DATE....... In three hours on this date in 1898, 5.84 inches of rain fell on Philadelphia. The force of the accumlated runoff on the hydraulic pressure in city sewers caused overflows via toilets.

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