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Weather across the nation: 3/29/13

5:14 PM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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Thunderstorm activity spread across the Southern Plains and Southeast on Friday, while widespread rain and snow spread from the Northern Rockies into the Northern Plains.

A low pressure system moved off the Rockies and into the Plains, pulling Pacific moisture eastward with it. The back side of this system allowed for a few rain and snow showers to persist for the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, while the leading edge of this system brought showers into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

Many areas saw a combination of rain and snow showers as temperatures were just above freezing before the system moved in and brought cooler air with it.

Meanwhile, to the south, a frontal boundary extended from the Southern Plains through the Tennessee Valley. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico brought energy into this system, and allowed for scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop from northern Texas through Arkansas and into the Tennessee Valley.

Some of these storms turned severe with large hail, strong winds and periods of heavy rainfall. Heaviest rainfall was reported at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., with a midday total of 1.09 inches of rain. There have been multiple reports of 1 inch in diameter hail across central Oklahoma.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................85 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................85 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................1 Cavalier, N.D.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-48 Kuparuk, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................54 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.09 Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

ON THIS DATE....... Imagine a day when Niagara Falls eases to a trickle. This incredible image came to reality on this date in 1848 due to an ice jam at the neck of Lake Erie and the Niagara River entrance. The ice jam was caused by wind, waves, and lake currents.

The Associated Press

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