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September 29 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

Weather Summary for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Across the East, a vigorous low pressure system and cold front brought thunderstorms and very strong winds over the Great Lakes and Northeast region. Gusts howled as high as 63 mph across
Michigan with winds commonly gusting over 35 mph as the front has
pushed through. Very early in the morning, thunderstorms brought
hail up to one and a quarter inches in diameter to Jackson Center,
Ohio and in some locations in south central Ohio hail covered the
ground. These storms carried down strong winds as well with many
trees and power lines downed in western New York. Buffalo, NY
reported a gust of 59 mph. Underneath the low pressure area which
was driving the gusty cold front eastward, rain was heavy at times
over Michigan. Marquette, MI broke a record for rainfall today with
1.28 inches.
Southern sections of the cold front also sparked off a line of strong thunderstorms across Virginia and North Carolina. Quarter to
golf ball sized hail was noted in Boydton, VA while winds knocked
down trees and powerlines across northern North Carolina. Meanwhile
farther south, thunderstorms developed with the sea breeze in parts
of Florida one of which produced a waterspout near Naples at mid
morning.
Across the central portion of the country, torrential downpours from thunderstorms developed at midday in the Upper Texas and southwestern Louisiana coastal areas. Several reports of hail were noted across central and southern Texas, during the early evening. Thunderstorms continued to rumble over central Texas overnight . Elsewhere dry conditions were found over a large expanse of the nations mid-section but it turned windy from the central Plains to
the Upper Midwest around a low pressure system in the Great Lakes.
Some areas of Minnesota and Iowa saw gusts over 40 mph. Minneapolis reported a peak wind gust of 47 mph at the airport.
In the West, mostly quiet conditions were found yesterday. Warm temperatures were found across the Southwest with triple digits across southern CA, southern NV, and into AZ. Later in the evening, a cold front approached the Pacific Northwest, spreading some light rain showers into western areas of Washington and Oregon.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............109 Imperial, CA
.............................................. Death Valley, CA
.............................................. Bullhead City
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............106 Tamiami, FL
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..............15 Polebridge, MT
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............15 Polebridge, MT
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................63 Spinks Corners, MI
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............2.70 Buffalo, NY

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1927 - a tornado cut an eight mile path across Saint Louis, MO to Granite City, IL, killing 79 people. This tornado was part of
an outbreak from Oklahoma to Indiana which resulted in 81 deaths.
In 1959 - an early season snow storm dumped 28 inches of snow on Colorado Springs, CO.
In 1986 - morning thunderstorms produced 4 to 7 inches of rain from Hobart to Ponca City, OK. Another round of thunderstorms in the evening produced 7 to 10 inches of rain, making it one of the
worse flooding evening in the states history.

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