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U.S. Temperature Divide, Severe Threat Today and the Latest on Leslie and Michael

7 Sep 2012, 12:11 pm

Feeling Like Fall!

Football, sweaters, raking…yes, it’s that time of the year!  The weather pattern is changing and temperatures are dropping across the upper Midwest.  The first signs of fall color are coming in along the northern tier of the nation.

 Beach, ND dropped to 32 degrees this Friday morning. With temperatures falling and leaves dropping, are you seeing any signs of fall? Please snap a photo and share with us. You can post on our Facebook wall, upload to our website or share through the WeatherNation iPhone app.

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 The Other Extreme

Not quite ready for the change of season?  It is still extremely hot in the south. Heat Advisories in place in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.  Highs in the upper 90s with heat indices well over 100°.

The good news is that it only lasts for one day.  Cooler, more comfortable weather will be returning to the area just in time for the weekend.

Cold Front Brings Cooler Weather and Storms

A cold front moving through the Midwest and Ohio Valley will be bringing in a taste of fall as well as trigger severe weather, which could extend from the Lower Great Lakes down to Arkansas.

Severe Threat Today

The same storm system moves eastward tomorrow into the Mid Atlantic Region and into the Northeast.

Severe Threat Saturday

Some of these same areas dealt with severe storms yesterday:

Storm Reports

Atlantic Storms

Two storms currently brewing in the Atlantic Ocean, Leslie and Michael .  Neither of these storms is headed toward the United States but there is a potential impact on Bermuda and even northward to Newfoundland.

(Leslie on the left and Michael on the Right)


Although, not expected to make a direct landfall in Bermuda the effects of Leslie will still be felt there with large waves, high winds, and rain. Tropical storm force winds extend out over 150 miles from the center of Leslie and is over 300 miles wide. Earlier today Leslie was categorized as a hurricane but since it has remained nearly stationary, the ocean water has cooled.  Since these storms derive their power from the warmer water, it has lost that energy source.


Hurricane Michael is much smaller but packs a stronger punch as it is classified as a Category 2 storm.

Notice the locations of both of these storms on Wednesday morning.  Both very close together and not all that far off from Newfoundland. Current models are keeping them as separate storms but as the time approaches it is very possible that they could end up interacting with each other. Storms or remnants of tropical storms have impacted portions of Canada in the past, most often in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the surrounding areas. We’ll continue to keep you posted right here!

Happy Friday!

Gretchen Mishek

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