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Weather across the nation: 12/10/12

5:17 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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Frigid air moved into the Plains on Monday as a cold front pushed into the Appalachian Mountain region.

The sharp contrast between the warm and humid air in front of the front and the cold air to the West brought strong thunderstorms to the East from the Gulf Coast through the Northeast. Tornadoes and large hail were reported In Mississippi and Louisiana, with more steady rain and occasional thunderstorms further north.

The cold air in the Plains brought temperatures crashing on Monday, with high temperatures in the single digits for many locations and keeping much of the nation's mid-section from breaking out of the 20s.

Clear skies will accompany the chilly weather, allowing temperatures to dip even colder overnight. Single digit lows will be common in the Northern Plains, with the coldest lows expected to drop below 0 degrees monday night.

In the West, pleasant weather continued, with warm temperatures and generally clear skies for most of the region. Clouds had moved into the Northwest, but California saw clear skies and warm weather most of the day.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Punta Gorda, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................91 Punta Gorda, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-22 Alamosa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-64 Nuiqsut, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................82 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.65 Vicksburg, Miss.

ON THIS DATE....... Six died and another 67 people were injured in car accidents in West Yorkshire, England on this date in 1991. Unfortunately, some motorists were driving up to 80 mph with visibility was less than 70 yards due to freezing fog. The accidents caused 20 miles of eastbound lanes of the M62 to be closed.

The Associated Press

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