-Warm and humid conditions continued across the mid-Atlantic and
Northeast on Wednesday. Along with the heat and humidity, spotty
showers and thunderstorms developed across the mid-Atlantic states
producing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. Much of the
interstate 95 corridor reached 90 degrees F for the second straight
day in September.
-Showers and thunderstorms associated with the remnants of Erika
continued across portions of the Southeast. The heaviest storms
occurred across southeast Georgia. Storms also developed across
Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and southeast Texas.
-A line of showers and thunderstorms moved across Minnesota and Iowa
early Wednesday before weakening through the morning hours as it
progressed eastward. Spotty thunderstorms developed across the Upper
Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley during the afternoon.
-The Plains remained dry and hot with temperatures well into the 90s
in most locations. Some locations reached 100 degrees F or better,
including Williston, North Dakota.
-Across the West, showers and thunderstorms developed across the Four
Corners as showers occurred across the Pacific Northwest.
Newark, New Jersey Hits 100 F; Breaks Many Records
-On Sept. 3, 1993, Newark, New Jersey, reached 100 degrees F, a new
record-high for that day. The previous record was 94 F set in 1973.
This was also the ninth time Newark reached 100 during the summer
season, breaking the previous record of eight days back in 1949.
Sept. 3 was also the latest 100-degree day on record, erasing the
105-degree day that was set on Sept. 2, 1953.
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER
Records from Wednesday:
-Williston, ND set a record high of 100 degrees, breaking the record
of 99 degrees set back in 1901.
-Hilo, HI set a record high of 93 degrees, smashing the record of 89
degrees set in 1987.
Some Severe Weather Reports from Wednesday:
-Quarter- to golf ball-sized hail fell in Menominee County, WI.
-Quarter- to half dollar-sized hail fell in Frederick County, VA.
-A ten-inch diameter tree was blown down in Washtenaw County, MI.
-A couple of trees fell onto Highway 70 in Florence County, WI.
-Trees and power lines were blown down in Allegany County, MD.
-Several tree limbs were snapped in Madison County, VA.
-Large tree limbs were blown off of several trees and a power line
was blown down in Rockbridge County, VA.
-A large tree fell onto a vehicle in Waynesboro, VA.
-Eight to 10 trees were were either sheared or uprooted in Navarre,
-A 60-mph wind gust occurred at the airport in Miles City, MT.
-Trees were blown down along Anderson Highway in Belona, VA.
-A 58-mph wind gust was measured at the airport in Houghton Lake, MI.
Temperature Departure from Normal (degrees F) on Wednesday
Bismarck, N.D. +13
Pittsburgh, Pa. +11
Salt Lake City, Utah +11
Rapid City, S.D. +10
Cheyenne, Wyo. +10
New York, N.Y. +10
Lincoln, Neb. +10
Boston, Mass. +10
Denver, Colo. +9
Philadelphia, Pa. +9
Baltimore, Md. +8
State College, Pa. +8
El Paso, Texas +7
Minneapolis, Minn. +6
Wichita, Kan. +6
Albuquerque, N.M. +5
Las Vegas, Nev. +4
Havre, Mont. +3
San Francisco, Calif. +3
Oklahoma City, Okla. +1
Los Angeles, Calif. +1
Portland, Ore. -2
Spokane, Wash. -3
Seattle, Wash. -4
National High Yesterday 110 at Death Valley, Calif.
National Low Yesterday 25 at Bodie State Park, Calif.
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