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Wednesday was a bit of a transition day in terms of weather as no major storm moved through the country.

The wettest weather was noted in south and east Texas as a developing storm moved through the area. This storm gathered enough moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to produce light to occasionally heavy rain.

The heaviest rainfall was actually noted just off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico. This storm will continue moving eastward along the Gulf Coast through Thursday, before turning northeastward up the eastern seaboard. This storm will have the capability of being quite intense Thursday and Friday as it brings heavy snow and strong winds through New England.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, another developing storm moved out of the northern Rockies and into the Northern Plains. While areas of snow fell in the Dakotas and Minnesota, much heavier snow will fall in Wisconsin and Michigan on Thursday. This storm will continue moving eastward and eventually combine with the aforementioned storm to become very powerful on Friday.

Other than a few rain and high elevation snow in Washington and Oregon, the West remained mostly dry for one more day. A cold storm from the Gulf of Alaska will move onto the West Coast on Thursday, finally renewing precipitation from Washington through California.

The Northeast rose into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Upper Midwest will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Southwest saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................88 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Edinburg, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-16 Ely, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-68 Nuiqsut, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................77 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.73 Rockport, Texas

ON THIS DATE....... Yesterday, the story of San Francisco's greatest snowstorm was recounted. Well, today in 1975, New England suffered through its greatest snowstorm on record as parts of the Northeast received 27 inches of snow. The storm stalled traffic for 5 days and caused motorists to take shelter with private citizens and in churches.

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