...1848... The Tampa, Florida area was hit by a major hurricane. The pressure plunged to 28.18 inches and the storm surge reached 15 feet. The army post in the area was wiped out.
...1934... Cut Bank, Montana hit a low temperature for the day of 4 degrees below zero, the second lowest temperature ever occur in the state in September. Heavy snow accompanied the cold with 32 inches falling in Glacier National Park.
...1939... A west coast hurricane moved onshore south of Los Angeles bringing unprecedented rains along the southern coast of California. Nearly five and a half inches of rain drenched Los Angeles during a 24 hour period. The hurricane caused two million dollars damage, mostly to structures along the coast and to crops, and claimed 45 lives at sea. "El Cordonazo" produced 5.66 inches of rain at Los Angeles and 11.6 inches of rain at Mount Wilson, both records for the month of September.
...1975... Remnants of Hurricane Eloise affected New England. Newport, Rhode Island received 3.55 inches of rain. (25-26th)
...1987... Hurricane Emily crossed the island of Bermuda during the early morning. Emily, moving northeast at 45 mph, produced wind gusts to 115 mph at Kindley Field. The thirty-five million dollars damage inflicted by Emily made it the worst hurricane to strike Bermuda since 1948. Parts of Michigan and Wisconsin experienced their first freeze of the autumn. Snow and sleet were reported in the Sheffield and Sutton areas of northeastern Vermont at midday.
...1988... Low pressure off the Northern Pacific Coast brought rain and gale force winds to the coast of Washington State. Fair weather prevailed across most of the rest of the nation. (
...1989... Twenty-three cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Topeka KS with a reading of 33 degrees, and Binghamton NY with a low of 25 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Atlanta GA with 4.87 inches of rain, their sixth highest total of record for any given day.
...1998... Four Atlantic hurricanes were in progress at the same time on this date -- Georges, Ivan, Jeanne, and Karl. This was the first time this had happened since 1893.