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Flood warnings were issued across parts of the Southeast on Monday, while winter storm warnings were issued in the Northeast.

A surge of moisture pushed over the central Gulf Coast on Monday, which interacted with an arctic air mass. Sleet and freezing rain pushed across eastern Texas, while snow showers affected Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri. Farther south, flood warnings were issued in Louisiana and Mississippi due to strong thunderstorms over the region. Alexandria, La., reported a midday total of 0.99 inches of rain, while De Ridder, La., reported a midday total of 0.90 inches of rain.

Meanwhile, blustery temperatures continued to affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as an arctic air mass passed over the two regions. Winter storm warnings were issued across Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont as a cold front began to inch across the Great Lakes. Mount Washington, N.H., recorded a morning low of -14 degrees with a wind chill factor of -58 degrees, while Saranac Lake, N.Y., recorded a morning low of -2 degrees. Light snow showers began to fall in Ohio and New York, but little to no snow accumulations occurred.

A cold frontal boundary extended across the Intermountain West, the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest as light snow showers fell in North Dakota, Minnesota and over parts of the Great Lakes. Snowy conditions also lingered in Colorado and New Mexico on Monday. The West Coast stayed clear of wet weather due to a ridge of high pressure over the region.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................80 Naples, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................85 Hilo, Hawaii

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Mt. Washington, N.H.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-58 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................90 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.43 Cameron, Texas

ON THIS DATE....... Weatherwise, it was not a very happy Thanksgiving in Colorado in 1983. The "Great Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard" dropped almost two feet of snow in 37 hours, causing Stapleton Airport to close for a day. Many interstate highways around Denver were closed and visibility at Limon, Colo., dropped to zero.

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