September 14 Weather History

...1824... A hurricane storm surge swept over the islands of the Georgia coast with a great loss of life, destruction of crops, and severe floods inland.

...1919... Corpus Christi, Texas sustained heavy damage as a severe hurricane made landfall near the city. A storm surge of 16 feet occurred. 357 people were killed and damage was set at $20.3 million.

...1932... The barometric pressure fell to record low 28.38 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 29.74 inches set in 1929 and was the lowest barometric reading for any September and tied for the all time record low reading at the station (March 7, 1932 also got down to 28.38 inches).

...1937... The mercury soared to 92 degrees at Seattle WA, a record for September.

...1944... A very destructive hurricane swept across Cape Hatteras and Chesapeake Bay, side swiped New Jersey and Long Island, and crossed southeastern Massachusetts. The hurricane killed more than four hundred persons, mainly at sea. The hurricane destroyed the Atlantic City NJ boardwalk.  The barometer fell to an all time low at Newport Rhode Island at 28.38, received 2.62 inches of rain and had a peak gust of 88 mph.

...1970... The temperature at Fremont OR dipped to 2 above zero to equal the state record for September set on the 24th in 1926.

...1971... Newport, Rhode Island received effects from hurricane Heidi as if passed just east of Nantucket, Massachusetts.   Newport had 1.18 inches of rain and recorded a low barometer of 29.37 inches.

...1987... Barrow AK received 5.1 inches of snow, a record for September.

...1988... Hurricane Gilbert made the first of its two landfalls on Mexico, producing 170 mph winds at Cozumel.

...1987... Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Minnesota to Texas. Thunderstorms in Iowa produced baseball size hail at Laporte City, and 80 mph winds at Laurens. Hail caused more than ten million dollars damage to crops in Iowa. Thunderstorms in Missouri produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Missouri City and Kansas City. A thunderstorm in Texas deluged the town of Fairlie with two inches of rain in just two hours.

...1988... Thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Texas panhandle during the evening hours. One thunderstorm spawned a strong (F-2) tornado in the southwest part of Amarillo, and deluged the area with five inches of rain. The heavy rain left roads under as much as five feet of water, and left Lawrence Lake a mile out of its banks. Hurricane Gilbert lost some of its punch crossing the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Its maximum winds diminished to 120 mph.

...1989... Unseasonably cool weather prevailed across the south central U.S. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Raton NM with a reading of 30 degrees. The afternoon high of 59 degrees at Topeka KS marked their third straight record cool maximum temperature. Unseasonably warm weather continued in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle WA reported a record eight days in a row of 80 degree weather in September.

...1992... A record early season snowstorm came to and end over the western Tanana Valley in central Alaska. 16.7 inches of snow fell at Fairbanks which set a new record for the greatest September snowstorm on record. Denali National Park was buried under 37.6 inches over the four day period and Eielson Air Force Base checked in with 23.5 inches.

...2008... A strong low pressure, formerly Hurricane Ike, raced northeast at 50 mph across the Mid Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Widespread sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 to 80 mph occurred over a large part of these regions, producing a tremendous amount of damage and massive power outages. Ohio was the hardest hit with 2 million people losing power in northern part of the state alone. Damage in the state was $772 million. Total damage over the entire region was in excess of $1 billion. There were 15 fatalities and 67 injuries.

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