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A cold frontal boundary moved across parts of the West Coast on Monday, while a ridge of high pressure kept the Southeast warm and muggy.

A cold front stretched from central California to the eastern side of Nevada on Monday, which provided snow showers for the Sierra Nevadas and parts of the Great Basin. Light to moderate rain also fell in parts of central and southern California due to this frontal boundary. Indian Springs, Nevada reported a midday total of 1.56 inches of rain, while Boca Reservoir, Nevada reported a midday total of 5.00 inches of snow.

A separate, more extensive cold front extended from the Pacific Northwest, across the Intermountain West, over the central U.S. and into the Northeast on Monday, and provided wet weather for a number of regions. The northern Intermountain West and the northern Plains experienced snowy weather, while showers and thunderstorms moved across parts of the southern Plains.

Houston Hull, Texas reported a midday total of 0.85 inches of rain. This cold front also provided cold weather to the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Bigfork, Minnesota recorded a morning low of 12 degrees, while Hallock, Minnesota recorded a morning low of 15 degrees. Light showers also passed through the Northeast, while the Southeast remained clear of precipitation and experienced very warm, muggy conditions. Hollywood, Florida recorded a midday high of 100 degrees on Monday.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 Hollywood, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................101 Hollywood, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................12 Bigfork, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-10 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................81 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.62 Portage Glacier, Alaska

ON THIS DATE....... A major storm dumped five feet of snow on a pass in the Sierra Nevadas on this date in 1846, trapping 79 people along with their cattle and wagons. Only 45 people survived the winter and the group came to be known as the Donner Party, and the pass was renamed Donner Pass.

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