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Weather Extremes

For the week of Sept. 9 through 15, there were 132 records broken. There were 25 high temperature records compared to 42 record lows. Most of the highs were in the Pacific Northwest and East. Much of the central U.S. endured a cold snap that sent temperatures to below freezing. Parts of Iowa saw the earliest freeze in recorded history. Moisture from Humberto led to a number of precipitation records across the South last week.

Temperatures climbed to a record 94 degrees in Vancouver, Wash., on Sept. 10. In North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham hit 101 degrees on Sept. 10 as well. By contrast, it was 18 degrees in West Yellowstone, Mont., on Sept. 10. Williston, N.D., dropped to a record-tying 22 degrees on Sept. 14.

Rainfall totals were impressive in the South. Greenwood, Miss., logged a record 3.55 inches on Sept. 14. On Sept. 10, Oklahoma City had widespread flooding as 6.28 inches fell in 24 hours.