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NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:

Across the eastern third of the nation, low pressure moved east along a stationary front through the Mid Atlantic region. Light rain showers fell across the southern Appalachian with some spotty showers reported in the VA area. Rain was a little heavier west of the Appalachians with some areas from eastern KY to northern GA receiving around a quarter inch of rain. The Northeast US was relatively quiet as high pressure moved into the Lower Great Lakes region. Some light snow showers fell across portions of northern New York and northern New England but accumulations were minimal. Partly cloudy and warm conditions continued across FL where highs reached the middle to upper 70s, with even a few lower 80s in southern portions.

In the central portion of the nation, rain persisted through the day from much of TX through the lower Mississippi Valley region. Rain became heavier and was embedded with thunderstorms by midday from northeast TX through northern LA and southern AR. Rain continued here during the afternoon and also expanded eastward to western TN, MS and northern AL. No severe thunderstorms were reported but rain amounts of an inch or more were common in this area. Freezing rain fell on northern fringe of precipitation from northern TX into eastern OK and northern AR. Freezing rain to around a quarter inch was observed over portions of northern TX, near the Dallas area before changing over to rain early in the afternoon.

Freezing rain continued over eastern OK and northern AR but amounts here were lighter, generally a tenth of an inch or less. High pressure brought mainly sunny skies to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest with near normal temperatures. The exception was eastern ND and northern MN where Arctic air allowed temperatures to bottom out in the 20s and 30s below zero. Highs failed to reach zero over this area.

Out west, another Pacific storm brought rain and heavy mountain snow to the Northwest. Rain was heavy for much of western WA and western OR with many areas receiving over an inch before rain diminished later in the day. Snow was also heavy across the Cascades with over a foot of snow common here. Rain and mountain snow spread southeast from ID and northern NV into northern UT and western WY with the higher elevations of ID picking up to a foot of new snow. Light rain occurred over much of northern CA Monday with reports as far south as San Francisco. Southern CA remained dry under high clouds. An upper level disturbance advanced from eastern AZ into western NM and brought light rain and mountain snow to the region. Rainfall amounts were light with snow totals of a couple inches above 5500ft.

WEATHER EXTREMES FOR YESTERDAY:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............82 Fort Myers, FL

.............................................. Pembroke Pines, FL

.............................................. Punta Gorda, FL

.............................................. Tampa, FL

.............................................. Lakeland, FL

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............84 Punta Gorda, FL

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............-36 Flag Island, MN

.............................................. Embarass, MN

.............................................. Effie, MN

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)..............-56 Hallock, MN

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................73 Livingston, MT

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............1.11 Shreveport, OR

THIS DATE IN HISTORY:

In 1904, an extremely cold air mass across the Northeast US established state records with morning lows of -42 degrees at Smethport, PA and -34 degrees at River Vale, NJ.

In 1988, Very heavy snow with snow fall rates of 4 to five inches per hour fell across portions of the Lower Great Lakes region. Snow was accompanied by lightning and thunder and totaled up to 69 inches at Highmarket, NY.

In 1990, Thunderstorms across the Central Gulf Coast area brought heavy rain to the area. New Orleans, LA received 4.05 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.

DTN-Meteorlogix

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