September 3 Weather History

...1821... A hurricane made landfall at Long Island, near Kennedy Airport, then moved through western Connecticut. The hurricane produced a record tide at New York City.

...1930... An intense, compact hurricane with winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 933 millibars made a direct hit on Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Half of of city was leveled and an estimated 2000 to 8000 people were killed. Damages totaled $50 million.

...1929... The temperature at Newport, Rhode Island reached 93 degrees, breaking a record for the date and tied for the highest September temperature.

...1953... The temperature at Erie PA reached 99 degrees, and Stroudsburg PA established a state record for September with a reading of 106 degrees. 

...1961... Denver CO received 4.2 inches of snow, their earliest snow of record.

...1970... During the early evening hours, in the midst of a severe hailstorm at Coffeyville KS, a stone 17.5 inches in circumference and nearly two pounds in weight was recovered. It was the largest measured hailstone in U.S. weather records. Average stone size from the storm was five inches in diameter, with another stone reportedly eight inches in diameter.

...1972... Tropical storm Carrie passed close to Nantucket, Massachusetts. At Newport, Rhode Island rainfall totaled 2.87 inches, wind gust of 48 mph and a low barometer reading of 29.44 inches.

...1987... Temperatures dipped into the 40s and 50s for morning lows across much of the eastern half of the country, with eleven cities reporting record lows for the date. Pellston MI tied Gunnison CO for honors as the cold spot in the nation with a low of 30 degrees. Smoke from forest fires darkened skies in southern Oregon and northern California.

...1988... Sixteen cities in the northwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 89 degrees at Stampede Pass WA and 116 degrees at Redding CA established records for the month of September. Readings of 98 degrees at Spokane WA and 100 degrees at Yakima WA equaled records for September.

...1989... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from Minnesota to Nebraska during the day and evening. Evening thunderstorms in Nebraska produced wind gusts to 100 mph at Valentine and Gretna, and produced baseball size hail at Lewellen. Thunderstorms in Arizona produced 2.20 inches of rain in forty minutes at Green Valley, and wind gusts to 60 mph. Eight cities in Texas and Florida reported record high temperatures for the date, including Victoria TX and San Antonio TX, each with a reading of 102 degrees.

...2010... Remnants of Hurricane Earl passed to the east of Cape Cod. Newport, Rhode Island received 1.28 inches of rain, 31 mph wind gust and a low barometer reading of 29.30 inches.  (3rd and 4th).

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