September 9 Weather History

...1921... A weakening tropical depression unloaded 38.20 inches of rain on the town of Thrall in southern Texas, killing 224 people. This was one of the most intense U.S. rainfalls on record with 36.40 falling in 18 hours.

...1944... The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" ravaged the east coast. The storm killed 22 persons and caused 63 million dollars damage in the Chesapeake Bay area, then besieged New England killing 390 persons and causing another 100 million dollars damage.

...1949... A wind gust of 45 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 42 miles per hour set back in 1934.

...1952... At Newport, Rhode Island the low temperature dipped to 45 degrees, breaking the record of 47 degrees set back in 1938.

...1969... Hurricane Gerda passed to the east of Nantucket, MA which affected Newport, Rhode Island with 2.59 inches of rain (breaking the record of 1.89 inches that was set back in 1924), a 37 mph wind gust and low barometer of 29.46 inches

...1971... Hurricane Ginger formed, and remained a hurricane until the 5th of October. The 27 day life span was the longest of record for any hurricane in the North Atlantic Ocean.

...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the central U.S. Thunderstorms in West Texas spawned four tornadoes in the vicinity of Lubbock, and produced baseball size hail and wind gusts to 81 mph at Ropesville. Thunderstorms produced hail two inches in diameter at Downs KS and Harvard NE, breaking car windows at Harvard.

...1988... Florence became a hurricane and headed for the Central Gulf Coast Region. Florence made landfall early the next morning, passing over New Orleans LA. Winds gusts to 80 mph were recorded at an oil rig south of the Chandeleur Islands. Wind gusts around New Orleans reached 61 mph. Total property damage from Florence was estimated at 2.5 million dollars.

...1989... The first snow of the season began to whiten the mountains of Wyoming early in the morning, as for two days a moist and unusually cold storm system affected the state. By the morning of the 11th, a foot of snow covered the ground at Burgess Junction. Thunder- storms developing along a cold front crossing the Ohio Valley produced severe weather in Indiana during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Strong thunderstorm winds blew down a tent at Palestine injuring seven persons, and frequent lightning interrupted the Purdue and Miami of Ohio football game, clearing the stands.

...1990... Birmingham, Alabama recorded a new high of 99 degrees. This was the 32nd consecutive day that Birmingham's high temperature had reached 90 degrees or above. This broke the old record of 31 days set back in 1954.

...1994... Hurricane John became extra tropical in the central north Pacific (after being in the western Pacific for a time) to become the longest lived named storm in history. John was in existence for 29 days, breaking the old record of 27 days set by Hurricane Ginger in the Atlantic Ocean in 1971.

...2002... Burlington, Vermont soared to 98 degrees for its all-time record high temperature for September.

...2003... Flagstaff, Arizona recorded its 18th day in a row with measurable precipitation -- a record for the location. 3.72 inches of rain fell during the period

...2016... It was a very hot and muggy day in Middletown, Rhode Island. The temperature soared to 91 degrees, breaking the old record of 87 degrees set back in 1959. The high dew point reached 75 degrees and the heat index reached 100 degrees, also breaking records for the date. It was only the seventh calendar day in September where the temperature hit 90 degrees or more.

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