Weather across the nation: 8/30/12

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Isaac brought more wet and stormy weather to the Lower Mississippi River Valley and Southeast on Thursday.

Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 25 miles southwest of Monroe, La., with maximum sustained winds up to 40 mph and continued moving north-northwest at 9 mph.

This system produced more heavy rainfall across the Southeast and the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Storm totals have reached up to 10.93 inches in McComb, Miss., while Gulfport, Miss., reported 10.24 inches. This slow moving storm created widespread flooding for most of the Southern U.S.

Multiple tornadoes have been reported across Mississippi, one caused two injuries in Crandall as it destroyed a mobile home. Elsewhere across the nation, a dry frontal boundary moved off the Northern Rockies and through the Northern Plains and into the Upper Midwest.

Although this system had limited moisture associated with it, it produced dry thunderstorms from the Upper Midwest through the Central Rockies. This increased fire danger from eastern Colorado through southern Minnesota.

The tail end of this system combined with some monsoonal moisture and produced a few showers and thunderstorms across the Central Rockies and Great Basin, but severe storms were not anticipated. Farther west, a ridge of high pressure dominated the West Coast and maintained warm, sunny, and dry conditions.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................105 Corpus Christi, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................112 Port Isabel, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................26 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................23 Point Lay, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................83 Kirksville, Mo.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................4.71 Pascagoula, Miss.

ON THIS DATE....... On this date in 1996, a terrible wildfire season in the western United States peaked with 52 major fires burning. The fires were helped by hot weather and drought throughout parts of the west. To this date in that year, more than 5.7 million acres had already burned.

The Associated Press

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