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The U.S. experienced relatively calm weather on Friday.

A low pressure system along the western side of the Gulf of Mexico ushered showers and scattered thunderstorms across southern Texas and parts of Louisiana on Friday. An onshore flow also moved across Florida, which triggered showers and thunderstorms over the state.

Hebbronville, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.45 inches of rain, while Cotulla, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.40 inches of rain. The majority of the Southeast stayed clear of wet weather due to a ridge of high pressure over the region.

Light snow showers moved across parts of the Northeast on Friday, while cold, blustery conditions pushed southward from Canada. Similar conditions swept across the Great Lakes and upper Midwest. Silver Bay, Minn., recorded a morning low of -16 degrees, while Presque Isle, Maine, recorded a morning low of -9 degrees.

Along the West Coast, an onshore flow from the Pacific Ocean ushered showers across western Washington and parts of Oregon. Quillayute, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.45 inches of rain. The Southwest continued to experience warm, dry conditions on Friday, as Santa Monica, Calif., recorded a midday high of 80 degrees, while Fullerton, Calif., recorded a midday high of 79 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Marco Island Airport, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Naples, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-16 Silver Bay, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-64 Nenana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................75 Redwood Falls, Minn.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.30 Gambell, Alaska

ON THIS DATE....... The worst Louisiana storm in 100 years finally came to an end on this date in 1982. Over 18 inches of snow fell at Vinton, La., over a three-day period. After visiting the state to see the destruction, President Reagan declared 10 parishes in Louisiana disaster areas.

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