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NOAA image of September 2004 state precipitation rankings.NOAA REPORTS HURRICANES CAUSED RECORD WETNESS IN EAST; CONTRASTS WITH DRYNESS IN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, EARLY SNOW IN ALASKA
Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, which battered the United States last month, were enough to break rainfall records for September in states throughout the Southeast and along the East Coast. Overall, temperature and precipitation were above average across the contiguous United States in September, according to scientists at the NOAA Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. After a cool August, warmth returned in September, especially in the Great Lakes and upper Midwest, while Alaska was cooler than average for the month, compared to a record warm summer (June-August).
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NOAA image of latest USA tornado fatalities. RECORD NUMBER OF TORNADOES REPORTED IN U.S. DURING SEPTEMBER — The total number of tornado reports in the United States reached a record high for the second month in a row because of land-falling hurricanes, according to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center. Preliminary numbers indicate a total of 247 tornadoes reported during the month of September, said Dan McCarthy, SPC's warning coordination meteorologist.
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NOAA image of forecast winter temperatures for the USA. NOAA U.S. WINTER OUTLOOK — NOAA scientists announced that a number of climate conditions will influence the winter weather across the United States from December through February. The NOAA 2004-2005 Winter Outlook calls for above-average temperatures in Alaska, much of the West and the northern and central Great Plains. Below average temperatures are expected across the Gulf Coast states, the Southeast and the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. There are equal chances of warmer, cooler or near-normal temperatures this winter in the Northeast, Midwest and parts of Southwest.

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NOAA aerial image of the path of destruction that Hurricane Jeanne cut across the Florida east coast. NOAA TAKES AERIAL IMAGES OF FLORIDA REGIONS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE JEANNE — NOAA posted online more than 1,200 high-resolution digital aerial images of the Florida coastline affected by Hurricane Jeanne, which made landfall on Sept. 26, 2004. During five flights, the NOAA Remote Sensing Division collected imagery of the 100-mile stretch from Melbourne to Palm Beach, Fla., hours after Hurricane Jeanne slammed the east coast of the state with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph. AccessNOAA - NOAA Employees Make a Difference
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