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Weekly Wrap-Up: Tropical Moisture Triggers Deadly Flooding in Southwest US; Atlantic Storm Lashes Southeast

Moisture from once-Tropical Depression 16 in the eastern Pacific brought above-normal rainfall to parts of the Southwest and Central United States this week.

Phoenix received 0.41 of an inch of rain on Tuesday, tying the record set in 1987. In the southeastern Arizona town of Nogales, heavy rain caused flash flooding. After gusty storms moved through Albuquerque, New Mexico, one man died as a result of flooding, KOAT-TV reported.

Omaha, Nebraska, recorded an astounding 5.74 inches of rain on Wednesday; a typical amount for the entire month of September in the city is 2.68 inches. The rainfall smashed the previous daily record of 1.97 inches set in 1977. Elsewhere across the Plains, flooding caused many road closures in Council Bluffs, Iowa, forcing schools to close for the day.

A storm along the East Coast brought coastal flooding, gusty winds and rough surf to parts of the Southeast by mid- to late-week. Flash flooding was reported in Columbia, South Carolina, and the city set a new daily rainfall record for Sept. 24.

A dramatic water rescue had to be performed at the University of South Carolina, as university police helped a stranded motorist from a vehicle submerged under deep floodwaters.

Before summer came to an end, tornadoes were spotted across the Central and Midwestern states on Friday, Sept. 18. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center listed eight tornado reports. Most of the reports came in from Kansas and Missouri.

Meanwhile, Ida meandered through the open waters of the central Atlantic this week as a tropical storm, but eventually weakened to a depression on Thursday.

The latest tropical cyclone in the West Pacific, Dujuan, continued to strengthen, heightening concerns about potential impacts to Japan, Taiwan and China.

On Monday, a large waterspout spun through the waters offshore of a Greek peninsula and one resident was able to capture astonishing footage.

VIRAL: Massive Waterspout Spins Just Offshore a Greek Peninsula

Several AccuWeather meteorologists and staff writers contributed content to this article.


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