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Weather Extremes

Tue., Oct. 2, 2007

For the week of Sept. 23, 202 records were broken.

Of those, 118 were high temperature records. Last week, readings climbed into the 80s and 90s across the Dakotas, Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley and Northeast. Louisville, Ky., reported a record 96 degrees and Pierre, S.D., saw 97 on Sept. 23. Cincinnati jumped to 94 on Sept. 24. Hartford, Conn., reported a record 93 Sept. 26.

Only 19 low temperature records were seen last week. In Meacham, Ore., the thermometer dipped to 20 degrees on Sept. 24. Normally mild Southern California reported record lows in the 20s and 30s in isolated areas.

There were 33 rainfall records and one snowfall extreme last week. Harrisburg, Pa., gauged 2.81 inches of rain Sept. 27. Rochester, Wis., reported a record 2.49 inches Sept. 24.

Our first snow record of the 2007-08 season was in Wisdom, Mont., with an inch. The old record was a trace in 1971.


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