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An area of low pressure continued to trek northeastward along the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, while a separate low pressure system moved across the southern Great Lakes.

Winter storm warnings were issued across the Mid-Atlantic and New England on Wednesday as a low pressure system moved across the Eastern Seaboard. Heavy snow and freezing rain impacted the Mid-Atlantic and New England, as Weatogue, Conn., reported a midday total of 11.0 inches of snow, while Endwell, N.Y., reported a midday total of 12.5 inches of snow. Spotty snow showers developed along the southern Great Lakes and Ohio Valley as a separate low pressure system moved eastward over the area.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended across the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeast, as showers and thunderstorms popped up across Florida and southern Georgia. Temperatures were very warm along the southern tip of Florida, as Orlando, Fla., recorded a midday high of 86 degrees, while Plant City, Fla., recorded a midday high of 86 degrees.

Wind chill warnings were issued across the northern Plains and the upper Midwest on Wednesday due to an arctic air mass over the region. Dubois, Wyo., recorded a morning low of -27 degrees, while Yellowstone, Wyo., recorded a morning low of -25 degrees. Low pressure brought a round of light rain and snow to the eastern portion of the Southwest, the central Rockies and the southern Plains, while the West Coast stayed clear of precipitation.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Orlando, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................98 Cocoa Beach, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-27 Greeley, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-48 Lewistown, Mont.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Saginaw, Mich.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.21 Coatesville, Pa.

ON THIS DATE....... It does not snow that often in San Francisco, yet on this date in 1887 residents went on a snowball throwing rampage as the city received up to 7 inches of snow. It was the city's greatest snowstorm on record.

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