Weather across the nation on September 14, 2016

Tropical Storm Julia moved very slowly across northeast Florida, eastern Georgia and southeast South Carolina. Julia produced gusty winds, high surf and heavy rain on Wednesday.

Flood advisories were issued along the southern coast of South Carolina. Flash flood watches were also issued from the northern coast of Georgia to the southern coast of North Carolina. Saint Simons Island, Georgia, reported a midday total of 0.70 of an inch of rain with wind gusts of 40 mph. Daytona Beach, Florida, reported a midday total of 0.23 of an inch of rain.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward from New England to the southern Plains. This frontal boundary initiated multiple clusters of showers and thunderstorms in New England, the northern Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the middle Mississippi Valley and the southern Plains.

Flood advisories were issued in north central Texas. Flood warnings were issued for northeast Kansas and northern Missouri. Lawrence, Kansas, reported a midday total of 0.44 of an inch of rain. St. Joseph, Missouri, reported a midday total of 0.32 of an inch of rain.

A cool air mass trailed this frontal boundary and settled in from the upper Intermountain West to the upper Midwest. Frost advisories were issued in northwest Michigan. Kalispell, Montana, recorded a morning low of 30 degrees. Hibbing, Minnesota, also recorded a morning low of 30 degrees.

Additionally, an area of low pressure pushed northeastward across the Intermountain West. This system generated showers and high elevation snow across the Great Basin and the Rockies. Most areas from California to Washington stayed clear of precipitation on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................108 Venice, La.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-62 Mayport NS, Fla.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................10 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................77 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.89 Charleston, S.C.

ON THIS DATE.......Hurricane Linda produced heavy surf 18 feet high at Newport Beach, CA on this date in 1997. Five people were washed away by the heavy surf, only to be rescued by a passing boat.

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