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Wet weather in the East tapered off on Monday, while unsettled weather continued across the West.

In the East, snow showers in northern New England cleared out through the morning hours as the wave of low pressure affecting the region moved offshore and farther into the western Atlantic Ocean.

As this system departed, high pressure just west of this system slid eastward into the region and provided fairer skies to the area by the afternoon. Temperatures across the region remained quite cold despite clearer skies in the afternoon.

To the south of this activity, high pressure spread across the Eastern Valleys, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic with generally dry conditions. Areas of light to moderate showers continued through the morning across the central and northern Florida Peninsula as a nearly stationary frontal boundary extends across the central peninsula. Much of the showery weather waned through the afternoon.

Out West, areas of rain showers and high elevation snow in southern California decreased through the afternoon as the upper low over the region dropped southeastward into northwestern Mexico.

As the system exited, rain and snow showers were expected to pick up in parts of southern New Mexico. Meanwhile, to the north, a Pacific warm front reached the Pacific Northwest with ample moisture from the Pacific Ocean. As moisture spread inland across the region and into the Northern Intermountain West and Northern Rockies, coastal rain showers and high elevation snow developed across the Northwest.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Marathon, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Marathon, Fla.

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

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-51 Point Lay, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................67 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.16 Quillayute, Wash.

ON THIS DATE....... The lowest temperature reading for North America of -81 degrees was set at Snag, Yukon Territory on February 2, 1947. This record was put in jeopardy on this date in 1982 when a reading of -96 degrees was recorded along an Alaskan highway west of Ft. Nelson, British Columbia. While this reading is considered accurate, it was not made official.

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