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Wet and unsettled weather developed along the Eastern Seaboard on Monday as low pressure reached the Lower Great Lakes and a wave of upper level energy moved across the southern Mid-Atlantic.

This weather setup spread light to moderate scattered showers from the Ohio Valley into the Northeast and the Upper Mid-Atlantic. Heavier precipitation along with isolated thunderstorms picked up across the Mid-Atlantic through the morning and afternoon, from areas of northeastern South Carolina into southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Meanwhile, the southern stream of this system continued to affect areas of the Gulf Coast, from southern Texas through the southeastern coast, with light to moderate showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with strong winds were possible over the southern tip of Florida.

To the north, a cold front dropped into the Upper Midwest with waves of low pressure and sufficient moisture. This translated into scattered showers and chances of isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds ahead of the cold front from the Upper Great Lakes into Iowa and northern Illinois.

Areas of far northeastern Kansas across northern Missouri, eastern Iowa and southern Wisconsin were at slight risk of severe thunderstorms that were capable of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.

Elsewhere in the North, snow showers developed in the higher elevations of the Northern Rockies, while a strong cold front moved into the Pacific Northwest with rain and high elevation snow.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 Thermal, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................89 Cecil Field, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................23 Pinedale, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-5 Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Livingston, Mont.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.65 Florence, S.C.

ON THIS DATE....... The April of 1874 was the snowiest April on record for New England. Cape Cod received snow on every Saturday of the month, and parts of Vermont and New Hampshire recived 60 inches of snow for the month. New York City received half an inch of snow on this date in 1874, the latest measurable snow recorded.

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