This day in weather history for September 2...

- In 1935...Perhaps the most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys with 200 mph winds. The hurricane produced a fifteen foot tide and waves thirty feet high. 400 persons perished in the storm on that Labor Day. The barometric pressure at Matecumbe Bay FL hits a record low for the U.S. of 26.35 inches.

- In 1961...Denver picks up 4.2 inches of snow, the earliest measurable snow for the Mile High City

- In 1996...After teasing the entire Atlantic coast with winds that reached as high as 140 mph, Hurricane Edouard skirted New England without making landfall. Hurricane force winds were recorded on Nantucket and Cape Cod, but wind damage was relatively minor. But while physical damage was relatively light, many businesses had closed on the busiest holiday weekend of the year.

- In 2008...Remnants of "Gustav" affected the area on the 2nd through 4th of September and brought widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches along with flooding.

 

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