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A cold frontal boundary stretched from the southern Plains to New England on Sunday, while a separate cold front moved over the Intermountain West and northern Plains.

A low pressure system ushered showers into northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington on Sunday, while high elevation snow fell in the Cascades. Temperatures ranged between the 40s and 50s throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The remainder of the West Coast avoided precipitation, as temperatures ranged between the 60s and 70s. The Southern California and Arizona deserts experienced temperatures in the 80s and 90s, as El Centro, Calif., recorded a midday high of 86 degrees.

A cold frontal boundary stretched from Montana to Minnesota on Sunday, as chilly temperatures swept across the Intermountain West, the northern Plains and into the upper Midwest. West Yellowstone, Mont., reported a morning low of 17 degrees.

A more extensive cold front stretched from Texas to Vermont, which brought moderate showers and thunderstorms to the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley, and triggered light showers and snow showers over parts of the Northeast. Huntsville, Texas, recorded a midday total of 1.81 inches of rain, while Conroe, Texas, recorded recorded a midday total of 1.45 inches of rain. The majority of the Southeast avoided avoided wet weather as warm, muggy conditions persisted. Hollywood, Fla., reported a midday high of 99 degrees on Sunday.

SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................99 Hollywood, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................100 Hollywood, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................15 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-16 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................66 Portage Glacier, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.81 Huntsville, Texas


ON THIS DATE....... Talk about a rude awakening. On this date in 1972, a Crestview, Fla., couple were awakened by rain beating down on them. It turns out that a tornado had just ripped off the roof of their house, leaving them exposed to the elements. Startled, they ran out of the house moments before the house was blown away.

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10/27/2013 4:21:28 PM (GMT -4:00)