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Weather across the nation: 11/26/12

9:18 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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No major storm systems affected the country on Monday, but some areas were hit fairly hard by Winter weather.

The strongest storm in the country began in the Southern Plains before move very slowly eastward toward the Mississippi Valley. There was not a tremendous amount of moisture associated with this storm, but some Gulf of Mexico moisture was pulled northward into the Southeast and produced scattered showers and thunderstorms.

In the colder air to the north of the storm, scattered snow showers were noted from Wyoming through Iowa and northern Missouri. This snowfall was not particularly heavy in nature and did not prompt warnings or advisories in the area.

The West Coast and Southwest remained dry in advance of very wet weather expected for the second half of the week into the weekend.

Elsewhere, a significant lake effect snow event continued in northern New York as areas around Buffalo received over 6 inches of snow.

Cold air provided cold temperatures in the 10s and 20s in the Northern Plains, while the Northeast saw temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The Southeast rose into the 60s and 70s, while the Southwest saw similar temperatures. The Northwest rose into the 30s and 40s.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................87 Killeen/Ft Hood, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................87 Port Isabel, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-8 Park Rapids, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-45 Gulkana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................75 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.17 Sulphur, La.

ON THIS DATE....... If you like warm weather, the Great Lakes region is the wrong place to live. On this date in 1896, the Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley were hit by a blizzard carrying very high winds and extreme cold temperatures. The temperature at Pokegama Dam, MI plunged to -45 degrees.

The Associated Press

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