Weather across the nation on September 15, 2016

An area of low pressure moved east northeastward over the northern Plains.

This system and a cold frontal boundary produced multiple clusters of rain and thunderstorms across the Rockies, the Plains and the Midwest. Flash flood warnings were issued for southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reported a midday total of 2.89 inches of rain. Luverne, Minnesota, reported a midday total of 1.17 inches of rain. To the south, flash flood warnings were also issued in north central Texas, southeast Oklahoma and south central Missouri.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, reported a midday total of 0.82 of an inch of rain. Additionally, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across eastern New Mexico. Clovis reported a midday total of 1.88 inches of rain. Most states west of the Continental Divide stayed clear of wet weather on Thursday. Los Angeles recorded a midday high of 75 degrees. Seattle recorded a midday high of 58 degrees.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Julia kept showers and thunderstorms in the picture for the coast of the Carolinas. Scattered storms also affected the Gulf Coast as a tropical disturbance formed over the northern Gulf of Mexico. High pressure brought cool and dry weather to New England on Thursday. Portland, Maine, recorded a midday high of 65 degrees.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................98 Aberdeen / Amory, Miss.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................108 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................27 Baker, Ore.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................6 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................52 New York Downtown Manhatta, N.Y.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.89 Sioux Falls, S.D.
 

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