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High pressure continued to dominate the West Coast on Sunday, while a cold frontal boundary brought snowy conditions to the upper Midwest.

A ridge of high pressure brought warm, dry conditions to the Southwest on Sunday, while the Pacific Northwest remained cool. Temperatures ranged between the 50s and 60s in Washington and Oregon, while temperatures rose into the 70s and 80s in California and Arizona.

The Great Basin also stayed clear of precipitation, and temperatures ranged between the 60s and 70s. Parts of the Intermountain West experienced light snowfall early Sunday due to lingering moisture behind a recent cold frontal passage. Temperatures were also very cold in Colorado during the early morning, as Gunnison recorded a morning low of 17 degrees.

More moderate precipitation moved into the northern Plains and Upper Midwest early Sunday as a cold front stretched from Montana to Wisconsin. Spotty, light snow showers pushed across Montana and parts of the Dakotas, while moderate rain and snow impacted Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Langdon, N.D., reported a midday total of 0.65 inches of snow. Light showers also fell in parts of the southern Plains and Mississippi Valley on Sunday. Meanwhile, the majority of the East Coast experienced sunny skies as high pressure kicked in over the region.

SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Opa Locka, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................102 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................17 Gunnison, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................2 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................66 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.69 Rolla, N.D.


ON THIS DATE....... The extremely destructive Oakland Hills fire in Northern California started on this date in 1991. By the time the fire was finally extinguished, 22 people had died and the fire had caused nearly $1.5 billion dollars in damage in destroying 3,300 homes.

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