Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 07, 2013.
Showers and thunderstorms impacted the northern Plains earlier today as a result of a low pressure system, which brought about gusty winds, hail, and even some flash floods. Parts of the Southwest and Great Basin continued to experience thunderstorms today as a result of monsoonal moisture. The Northeast also felt the effects of a low pressure system, bringing about slightly cooler temperatures and some wet weather.
Areas in eastern Montana experienced intense weather conditions earlier today as a result of a slow moving, low pressure system. Several counties reported flooding along rivers and streams, while many road closures occurred due to localized flooding. Two inch diameter hail was reported in parts of Montana, as well as wind gusts exceeding 70 mph. Thunderstorms also affected parts of North and South Dakota, as flash flood watches were reported in both states.
Parts of the southern Great Basin and the Southwest felt another surge of monsoonal moisture earlier today. Flash flood warnings were put into effect throughout the region, especially along mountain slopes. Southwest California, including areas below recent burn areas, experienced excessive runoff due to a strong set of slow moving thunderstorms.
The Northeast, including a large portion of New York and parts of New England, experienced showers and thunderstorms as a result of yesterday¼'s cold front passage. Temperatures were recorded at 5 to 10 degrees below normal for this time of year, while the Southeast continued to experience warm, dry weather.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of 30 degrees at Stanley, Idaho to a midday high of 102 degrees at Hill City, Kan.
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