Week in Review 36: September 2-8, 2012
Week 36: September 2-8, 2012
Temperatures & Precipitation
A fairly warm week last week with a majority of the continental United States being at or above normal for the week. The Central U.S. was quite warm during the day, with the average high temperature running 8 degrees above normal across Oklahoma and adjacent locations. Many other areas were at or a few degrees above normal as well, including the rest of the Plains, the Northeast and parts of the Western U.S. too. Low temperatures were also dominated by above normal conditions, with some average lows well above normal over the East Coast and Southwest. Late week cold air did allow areas of the Northern Plains and Northwest to drop below normal by a few degrees, that cool Canadian air is still across the area today.
The Western half of the U.S. was fairly dry last week with no significant precipitation noted anywhere on the map below. A series of troughs was able to give the Eastern half of the U.S. some significant rains, with showers and thunderstorms traversing parts of the Plains and especially the East Coast and Ohio Valley. Portions of Alabama and the Florida panhandle took on some of the heaviest rain last week, with over 10 inches observed in some locales.
Records/Extremes (NCDC Preliminary Data)
|High Minimum Temperature||1,486||154||0|
|Low Maximum Temperature||50||0||0|
Four all-time precipitation records were set last week across the nation, including N E Philadelphia Airport who measured 5.2″ on September 4; Pittsburgh Reservoir in New Hampshire with 3.4″ on September 5; Enosburg Falls, VT tallied 6.5″ on September 5; and 2 N of Tunica, MS recorded 9.1″ on September 7.
|SPC Preliminary Storm Reports|
|September 2, 2012||86||0||83||3|
|September 3, 2012||61||1||49||11|
|September 4, 2012||239||3||176||60|
|September 5, 2012||120||0||104||16|
|September 6, 2012||219||0||149||70|
|September 7, 2012||392||0||336||56|
|September 8, 2012||299||3||296||0|