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Snow showers and strong winds eased in much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Tuesday as the strong storm system located off the New England coast moved further into the Atlantic Ocean.

As this system exited, cold temperatures combined with moist, favorable upslope flow maintained fairly light to moderate, intermittent snow showers in the central Appalachians and Great Lakes regions. Snow accumulations in the central Appalachians were expected to range from 1 to 4 inches below 2,500 feet to 4 to 8 inches above 2,500 feet.

Outside of this area, much of the nation experienced a fairly quiet, yet chilly weather day on Tuesday as temperatures remained well below normal values for this time of year. Daytime highs in areas of the Plains and East were as much as 20 degrees shy of normal values.

In the West, chances of light rain continued in the Pacific Northwest and northern California on Tuesday as a weak disturbance from the Pacific reached the area. Chances of precipitation spread inland to the northern and central Rockies through the day with areas of high-elevation snow.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Imperial, Calif.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-13 Minot AFB, N.D.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-42 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................52 Monarch Pass, Colo.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.79 Buckhannon, W.Va.

ON THIS DATE:

It was a warm Easter Sunday for the central United States on this date in 1989. A dozen cities reported record-high temperature readings. Dodge City, Kansas, was one of those cities, with an afternoon reading of 88 degrees. Strong southerly winds with gusts up to 51 mph also hit the city.

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