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Areas of wet weather greeted parts of the country on Wednesday, but there were no major storms that developed.

The wettest area of the country was in eastern Texas and Oklahoma as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico streamed northward and produced areas of scattered rain and even some thunderstorms. Again, this precipitation was not torrential by any stretch.

Another area of precipitation moved through New England along with a warm front that tracked through the area. This precipitation was mostly light in nature, but was expected to continue moving through the area into Thursday before moving into the Canadian Maritimes.

Elsewhere, an approaching Pacific storm increase moisture along the coast of Washington and Oregon, but the bulk of the precipitation from this storm had not reached the coast by the late afternoon.

Aside from some rain in South Dakota, the middle and Midwestern portions of the country remained dry.

The Northeast rose into the 70s and some 80s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 80s and 90s. The Southwest rose into the 90s and some 100s, while the Northwest saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s..

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................96 Casa Grande, Ariz.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................96 Cotulla, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................19 Saranac Lake, N.Y.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-15 Deadhorse, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................53 Mojave, Calif.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.81 Burnet, Texas

ON THIS DATE....... When you think of tornadoes, Alaska usually does not pop into mind. The only recorded Alaskan tornado to touch down occurred on this date in 1968 near Anchorage. Meanwhile, in the lower forty-eight states, another tornado at Jonesboro, Arkansas killed 34 people.

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