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Snow showers moved through the Rockies on Thursday as a result of a cold front that extended from California to the Dakotas, and the Northeast experienced autumn like conditions.

Showers, including snow showers at higher elevations, moved over Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana on Thursday as a cold front trekked through the region. This cold front ushered cooler weather into the Southwest, but wet weather did not reach California or Arizona.

Northern Nevada experienced showers, while snow fell in several states along the Rocky Mountains. States that were impacted by snowy weather included Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. To the northeast, spotty thunderstorms moved over the Dakotas as a result of a low pressure system in North Dakota. The southern Plains experienced warm, muggy weather as high pressure drew a warm, moist air mass in from the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina felt the remains of a low pressure system as thunderstorms rolled through the region. Meanwhile, the Northeast sat under a system of high pressure that continued to usher cool,dry weather in from Canada. Early morning temperatures were in the 40s and 50s, while daytime highs ranged between the 60s and 70s. Truckee-Tahoe, California recorded the daytime low for Thursday at 24 degrees, while the daytime high was recorded at 95 degrees in Goodyear, Arizona.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................96 Shawnee, Okla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................104 Ft Lauderdale, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................24 Truckee-Tahoe, Calif.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................6 Barrow, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................91 Bentonville, Ark.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.30 Charleston, S.C.

ON THIS DATE....... The afternoon high for Death Valley, Calif., was 104 degrees on this date in 1979, marking the second time in three days that the recorded temperature rose to this value. The real news was that these two days were the coolest afternoons for the entire month.

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