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Weather Extremes

For the week of Sept. 16 through 22, there were 114 records broken. Many of these extremes were precipitation records. Most of those were found in the far West as a rare late summer storm dropped down from the north into Southern California. Some isolated areas in that region reported severe lowland flooding and mudslides due to the intense downpours.

Only 13 high temperature records were set last week. On Sept. 16, Garden City, Kan., soared to 102 degrees. Normally cool Alaska reported record highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s on Sept. 18 and 19. Rapid City, S.D., recorded 95 degrees on Sept. 22.

Fourteen record lows were set across the nation, with Meacham, Ore., dropping to 27 degrees on Sept. 20.

Fifty precipitation extremes were observed last week. The wettest storm last week was in Daytona Beach, Fla., with 3.12 inches of moisture.


 

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