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NATIONAL SUMMARY Locally drenching storms were affecting the Gulf Coast states and the lower Peninsula of Michigan. Spotty storms extended in between the two areas and reached eastward into part of New England. A couple of batches of showers and thunderstorms were affecting the Four Corners region. Areas of rain were keeping parts of Montana and Idaho cool and damp. Showers were frequenting the coasts of Washington and Oregon. Cooler and less humid air was pushing southward from Ontario and central Quebec and into the Northeastern states. Hot and humid air for September was holding from the South to much of the Midwest and Plains. SPECIAL WEATHER Hurricanes from 2007 Recalled... --Two hurricanes made landfall on Sept. 3, 2007. One in the Pacific basin and one in the Atlantic basin. Hurricane Henrietta hit the southern part of Baja California, Mexico, with sustained winds of 80 mph. Meanwhile, Hurricane Felix came ashore as a Category 5 storm near the Nicaragua/Honduras coast. As Felix tracked westward through the Caribbean, it took the lives of more than 130 people and caused $720 million in damage. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER --1.00-inch diameter hail fell on Tiffin, Ohio, during Thursday afternoon. --1.00-inch diameter hail fell near Jerome, Virginia, during Thursday afternoon. --Thunderstorm winds gusted to 59 mph at Flint, Michigan, during Thursday afternoon. --4.80 inches of rain fell near Wheeler, Wisconsin, during the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 a.m. CDT Thursday. --Thunderstorm winds gusted to 55 mph at Pocatello, Idaho, during Wednesday evening. Records from Wednesday: -Williston, North Dakota, set a record high of 100 F, breaking the record of 99 F set back in 1901. -Hilo, Hawaii, set a record high of 93 F, smashing the record of 89 F set in 1987. 24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday... Oak Island, N.C. 2.78 Midland, Mich. 2.15 Mount Pleasant, Mich. 2.11 Mt. Clemens, Mich. 2.05 Clintonville, Wis. 1.99 Escanaba, Mich. 1.92 Traverse City, Mich. 1.28 Appleton, Wis. 1.26 Leesburg, Fla. 1.19 Houghton Lake, Mich. 1.18 Goldsboro, N.C. 1.17 Pellston, Mich. 1.12 Gaylord, Mich. 1.08 Saginaw, Mich. 1.04 Flint, Mich. 1.01 Columbus, Ohio 1.01 Recent Days in a Row With 90 F or Higher... New York, N.Y. 5 Philadelphia, Pa. 5 Baltimore, Md. 4 Washington, D.C. 3 Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 Chicago, Ill. 2 Detroit, Mich. 3 Boston, Mass. 1 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 107 at Death Valley, California National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 25 at Bodie State Park, California 2015 AccuWeather, Inc. 385 Science Park Road State College, PA 16803 COPYRIGHT 2015 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2015 All Rights Reserved SEPTEMBER 03 PLACE YEAR EVENT ________________________________________________________________________ Denver, Colo. 1961 Earliest significant snow on record; a total of 4.2 inches. A "great storm" raged at high elevations with 2-3 feet of snow accumulating caused official to close roads on Labor Day weekend. Kansas 1970 The largest hailstone ever measured in the U.S. fell in Coffeyville on this date. The hailstone measured 17.5 inches (44 cm) in and weighed 1.671 lb (757 g). A number of hailstones from this storm were at least 5 inches in diameter.