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From one extreme to another: Sept. 10-14

The maps in this gallery show the weather extremes happening in the United States this week.

It's no secret, the Midwest received a lot of rain late last week. A slow-moving cold front, infused with moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, unleashed heavy,late-week rain from the Ohio Valley into the northern Mid-Atlantic region. Even before Gordon became entangled with the front, multiple days of rain drenched areas from the southern Plains into the upper Midwest.
Lowland flooding occurred in several areas, but was most widespread in the upper Mississippi Valley. 

Meanwhile, very warm, mostly dry weather dominated the northern High Plains and much of the West, promoting late-season fieldwork but
hampering containment efforts in areas where wildfires continued to burn.  Elsewhere, a late-season heat wave, accompanied by mostly dry weather, covered the East for much of the week, hastening summer crop maturation. Temperatures averaged 5 to 10°F above normal from the middle Mississippi Valley eastward into the middle and northern Atlantic States, and regularly topped 90°F as far north
as New England. 

In the northwest region of the country, the threat of temperatures dropping below 32 degrees and freezing has made an appearance. Check out the gallery for all of the details. 

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