By Matt Alto, Meteorologist
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  Extreme Location
High 112° Death Valley, CA
Low 30° West Yellowstone, MT
Precip 3.11" Cherry Point, NC

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The breeding grounds for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin continue to expand during late August and September as ocean water temperatures approach their peak and wind shear diminishes.

This Day In Weather History

Virginia (1724)
The Great Gust of 1724 in Virginia. The storm forced a temporary prohibition in the export of Indian corn.

Lake Ontario (1987)
Strong northwesterly winds caused upwelling. On the south shore, the water temperature was 70 degrees, but along the north shore, it was only 41 degrees.

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