Weather across the nation: 10/9/12

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Another shot of cold Canadian air arrived in the Northern Plains, the chill stayed mostly in the north through Tuesday, but the leading edge of the cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to the Mid-West and Great Lakes regions. Rainfall was mostly focused along the front, but cloud cover was noted across much of the Northern Plains.

In the West, low pressure just to the west of the Central Coast produced showers just off the coast, as the low drifts throughout the region, showers were expected to move ashore Tuesday evening. Some thunderstorms with hail were forecast as well.

Aside from the coast, the remainder of the West saw mostly clear skies and relatively warm temperatures.

The Northeast saw cloud cover and a couple of showers as a weak area of low pressure off the coast drove moist Atlantic air ashore.

In the South, mostly clear conditions were reported, along with some cool temperatures in the southeast and Gulf coast. A line of clouds associated with a warm front spread from eastern Kansas through Houston, but no rain was reported under these clouds.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................100 Naples, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................16 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................3 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................56 Monarch Pass, Colo.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.23 Key West NAF, Fla.

ON THIS DATE....... Sometimes forecasting can be hazardous to a meteorologist's health. On this date in 1954, famous hurricane forecaster Grady Norton died of a stroke after working many 12-hour days tracking the progress of Hurricane Hazel. While ignoring warnings about his own health, he provided warnings of the storm that would eventually track through North Carolina on October 15th.

The Associated Press

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