HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............86 Laredo, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).............86 Laredo, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)............-20 Hallock, MN
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F).............-37 Hallock, MN
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)....................54 Arlington, WY
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)...........0.41 Clarksburg, WV
NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
In the East, a weak area of low pressure brought snow showers to the Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Northeast, and Appalachians. Accumulations were generally between two and 6 inches.
Location Snowfall Totals For the Storm (Inches)
Traverse City, MI 6.0
Coshocton, OH 5.3
Friendsville, MD 5.0
Fairmont, WV 5.0
Boswell, PA 4.0
Vienna, VA 3.5
Lake effect snow showers brought snowfall to northern Indiana, northern and eastern Michigan, and northern Ohio as well. Snow was reported as far south as Raleigh, North Carolina. Skies were cloudy over New England, while skies were sunny and clear over the Southeast and Deep South.
Over the central region, low clouds hung over the Ozarks and Lower Missouri River Valley. Thick cloud cover moved into the western Plains during the afternoon hours. Light snow showers developed over the western Dakotas, but accumulation was light. Lake effect snow showers affected Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois during the day. Flights Snow showers tapered off by late afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly sunny over the Midwest, southern Plains, and Lower Mississippi Valley.
Across the West, snow showers developed over the northern Rockies throughout the day. Skies were cloudy over the central and southern Rockies, and light rain and snow showers were reported. A few rain showers continued to plague the Pacific Northwest, but rainfall was light. Skies were cloudy across the Great Basin, and light showers developed. Skies were clear over southern California and most of the Desert Southwest.
ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1950, Duluth, Minnesota received 25-point-40 inches of snow, setting a 24-hour snowfall record.
In 1970, high winds toppled the National Christmas Tree at the White House.
In 1988, the morning low temperature at Bismark, North Dakota was 25 degrees warmer than the record low temperature at Meridan, Mississippi.
FRONTS ACROSS THE NATION
A cold front stretches across southern North Carolina, northern South Carolina, Georgia, southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, far northeastern New Mexico, and eastern Colorado.
A stationary front extends over far southeastern Wyoming, far western North Dakota, and far southwestern North Dakota.
A cold front exists over Montana.
A warm front lies over far northwestern Oregon.
NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST
In the eastern two-thirds of the Nation, scattered lake-effect snow showers are expected over the interior Northeast. Accumulations of one to three inches are expected. Meanwhile, snow showers are expected over most of the Midwest, accumulating two to four inches over the area. High pressure will otherwise dominate most of the East, the lower Mississippi Valley, and the southern Plains. Highs will be in the teens to the 30s over the Northeast, with 20s expected over the Great Lakes. Highs in the 20s and 30s are expected over the Ohio Valley, with upper 20s to the 40s expected over the Mid-Atlantic states. Upper 40s to the lower 60s are expected over the Southeast, with 40s and 50s expected over the Carolinas. Highs in the 60s and 70s are expected over Florida. In the central states, highs in the single digits and teens are expected over the northern Plains, with teens and 20s expected over the upper Midwest. 30s to the 50s are forecasted over the central Plains, while 30s and 40s are expected over the lower Midwest. Highs in the upper 40s to the 70s are expected over the southern Plains and the western Gulf Coast, while highs in the 50s and 60s are expected over the lower Mississippi Valley.
In the West, scattered rain and snow showers are expected over California, the Intermountain West, and the central Rockies. The majority of the snow activity will be confined the higher elevations of these areas, accumulating 3 to 6 inches in most spots. Farther north, snow showers are expected over the Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating one to three inches over most areas. Dry conditions are expected over the Southwest. Highs in the teens and 20s are expected over the northern High Plains, while highs in the 20s and 30s are expected over the northern and central Rockies. Highs in the 30s and 40s are expected over the Northwest, as well as in the Intermountain West and the Great Basin. Highs in the 50s to the 70s over the southern High Plains, the southern Rockies, and the Southwest. Highs in the 40s to the 70s are expected over California.
Prepared by WeatherBank, Inc.