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A cold frontal boundary extended from southwest Texas to Minnesota on Monday. As this system interacted with a warm, muggy air mass from the Gulf of Mexico, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed across several states. This line of thunderstorms stretched from central Texas to central Iowa, as severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in parts of Texas, Kansas and Iowa.

Weatherford, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.75 inches of hail, while Springtown, Texas, also reported a midday total of 0.75 inches of hail. Flood watches were also issued in a handful of states, including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Prairie Du Chien, Wisc., reported a midday total of 2.33 inches of rain, while Newton, Kan., reported a midday total of 2.18 inches of rain. Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved across parts of the Gulf Coast and the Ohio Valley, while conditions remained mostly clear over the Eastern Seaboard.

Meanwhile, heavy snow continued to batter down on the central Rockies as winter storm warnings remained in place across Colorado. Pingree Park, Colo., reported a midday total of 28.0 inches of snow, while Allenspark, Colo., reported a midday total of 23.5 inches of snow. The West Coast stayed clear of precipitation as a strong ridge of high pressure parked itself over eastern Pacific.. MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 Quincy, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................103 Abbeville, La.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................12 Monarch Pass, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................1 Copper Mountain, Colo.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................60 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.33 Prairie Du Chien, Wis. ON THIS DATE....... Plumb Point, Jamaica established a world record on this date in 1916 by recording 7.80 inches of rain in 15 minutes. In other words, Plumb Point exceeded Bakersfield's annual rainfall (6.49 inches) in only 15 minutes.

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