sig-weather-2009 Second wettest summer for Northeast Severe ice and snow storm affects southern Plains to eastern U.S. - biggest natural disaster in KY's history (Jan) Most active tornado season in last decade for LA and AL, below-average season for the U.S. 9 named storms in Atlantic Basis. First time in 3 years no hurricane makes U.S. landfall Record wet October for contiguous U.S. Record cool temperatures in OH, IN, IL, IA, PA, and WV in July Historic flooding along the Red River in MN and ND (late Mar-Apr) Seasonal snowfall record for Spokane, WA and International Fall, MN New 24-hour snowfall records for KS, OK, and TX (Mar) OK's first February EF-4 tornado - deadliest Feb tornado in OK history Severe to exceptional drought in south central TX - record driest winter (Dec-Feb) for TX Tenth consective Northwest summer with above-normal temperature (Jun-Aug) Record warmth in Ca and NV (Sept) Largest recorded wildfire in Los Angeles County history - 60,000 acres burned, 209 structures destroyed, 2 deaths (Aug-Oct) AZ's third driest summer due to lack of monsoonal rain (Jun-Aug) Persistent drought in HI AK's annual temperature near long-term mean for 2009 AK's annual temperature near long-term mean for 2009 NOAA

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