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NATIONAL SUMMARY

A mosaic of showers and thunderstorms extended from New England to
the Midwest and South Tuesday afternoon. A pocket over the coastal
mid-Atlantic was mostly free of rainfall. Some of the storms over the
eastern Great Lakes, New England and central Appalachians were
becoming severe.
Much of the area from the northern Plains to the Pacific coast was
free of rain. There was a pocket of showers moving into northwestern
Washington state. Downpours associated with Tropical Storm Dolly were
affecting northeastern Mexico and will raise the risk of flooding
into midweek. The greatest risk of flooding will be over the
foothills and mountains along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madre
Oriental, where local amounts of 12 inches or more are possible. Late
in the week, and especially over the weekend, the combination of some
moisture from Dolly and the circulation around Norbert in the Pacific
will pump showers and thunderstorms into the southwestern United
States.


SPECIAL WEATHER

The Great Labor Day Hurricane...


 During the Labor Day weekend of 1935, the strongest and most
intense hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States, hit
Florida. The storm first affected the Keys and South Florida, before
moving northwestward along the west coast of the Peninsula. Peak
winds were estimated to be near 200 mph with a minimum central
pressure of 26.34 inches. A coastal inundation of up to 20 feet
occurred over the upper part of the Keys. The storm took the lives of
more than 400 people and caused $6 million in damage. More than 200
World War I veterans housed at work camps were killed.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in Ellington,
Connecticut, during Tuesday afternoon.


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in Surry, New
Hampshire, during Tuesday afternoon.


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees and power lines in Keene, New
Hampshire, during Tuesday afternoon.


 1.00-inch diameter hail fell on Pelham, Massachusetts, during
Tuesday afternoon.


 5.48 inches of rain fell at Fulton, Missouri, during the 24-hour
period, ending at 8:00 a.m. CDT Tuesday.


 5.80 inches of rain fell at Delaware, Oklahoma, during the 24-hour
period, ending at 10:00 a.m. CDT Tuesday.


 1.25 inch diameter hail was reported near Amarillo, Texas Tuesday
evening.


 1.00 inch diameter hail was reported near Pelham, Mass. early
Tuesday afternoon.

24-Hour Rainfall (Inches) as of 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday...

Washington, N.C. 5.41
Coffeyville, Kan. 4.73
Bartlesville, Okla. 4.13
St. Charles, Mo. 3.39
Boonville, Mo. 2.97
Robinson, Ill. 2.87
Oxford, Miss. 2.81
Columbia, Mo. 2.81
Cushing, Okla. 2.81
Bloomington, Ind. 2.55
Washington, Mo. 2.55
St. Louis, Mo. 2.35
Effingham, Ill. 2.30
Newberry, S.C. 2.00
Lawrenceville, Ill. 1.99
Olney, Ill. 1.96
Fayetteville, Ark. 1.93
Muskogee, Okla. 1.80
Grove, Okla. 1.76
Cahokia, Ill. 1.72
Flora, Ill. 1.71
Fulton, N.Y. 1.69
Joplin, Mo. 1.67
Tahlequah, Okla. 1.67



DAILY EXTREMES

National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 111 at Bullhead City, Arizona
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 26 at Stanley, Idaho

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