Weather across the nation on December 1, 2016

A low pressure system shifted northeastward across the coast of New England.

This system ushered moderate to heavy precipitation over central and northern New England. Winter storm warnings were issued for northern Maine on Thursday. Fort Kent, Maine, reported a midday total of 14.0 inches of snow. Caribou, Maine, reported a midday total of 10.5 inches of snow.

Another area of low pressure focused over the upper Great Lakes, and produced a mixture of rain and snow across the upper Midwest and New York. Montgomery, New York, reported a midday total of 0.55 of an inch of rain. Gile, Wisconsin, reported a midday total of 1.8 inches of snow.

A cold frontal boundary extended south southeastward over the western Atlantic and Florida. This frontal boundary generated scattered showers and thunderstorms across a large portion of the Florida Peninsula.

Meanwhile, a weak frontal system brought scattered snow to the central and northern Rockies. Rigby, Idaho, reported a midday total of 4.5 inches of snow. Just to the west, an onshore flow from the Pacific lead to light to moderate rain and high elevation snow in western Washington and northwest Oregon.

Most of the Southwest experienced dry weather on Thursday. Los Angeles recorded a midday high of 64 degrees. Las Vegas recorded a midday high of 54 degrees.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Stuart, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................96 Stuart, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-2 Alamosa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-55 Shungnak AP, Shungnak, AK, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................70 Dutch Harbor, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.24 Hilo, Hawaii

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