September 2 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

Weather Summary for Wednesday September 2, 2009

Across the eastern half of the country, active conditions
continued across a stationary boundary located across the northern
Gulf of Mexico through northern Florida. Numerous showers and
scattered thunderstorms blew up along this boundary as well as sea
breeze boundaries throughout the afternoon and evening. The
Lightning Capital lit up with frequent lightning bombarding the
state as well as some brief heavy downpours. Meanwhile, only a few
other isolated showers and thunderstorms developed across the
Southeast while the rest of the area remained mostly sunny and dry
with high pressure in place.
In the western half of the nation, showers and thunderstorms erupted across the Four Corners region throughout the daytime. Tropical moisture continues to poor into the region which helped to contribute toward brief heavy downpours as well as gusty winds. Farther north, an upper level low pressure system continues to spin across eastern Montana and into the Dakotas with isolated showers and thunderstorms found underneath.

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............109 Death Valley, CA
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............110 Imperial, CA
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............30 Cadillac, MI
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............30 Cadillac, MI
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................64 St. Johns, AZ
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.26 Okeechobee, FL

In 1935, the Labor Day hurricane struck the Florida Keys with wind gusts which exceeded 200 mph. This storm also achieved the states second lowest barometric pressure reading of 26.35 inches or 892 millibars. This was the storm which caused the Florida East
Coast Railroad to be abandoned although the Overseas Highway was
eventually completed soon after.
In 1950, Mecca California recorded the hottest temperature ever recorded across the state in September at 126 degrees.
In 1961, Denver received 4.2 inches of snow, the earliest
measurable snow for the Mile High City.

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