Weather across the nation on February 5, 2016

A robust Atlantic system clipped the northern Mid-Atlantic and the coast of New England. This system ushered a mixture of heavy rain and snow over the region on Friday. 

Winter storm warnings were issued for eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, southeast New Hampshire and southeast Maine. Tolland, Connecticut, reported a midday total of 12.0 inches of snow. Berlin, Massachusetts, reported a midday total of 10.8 inches of snow.

The Southeast, the Deep South and the Tennessee Valley avoided precipitation due to a ridge of high pressure over the region.

Meanwhile, two areas of low pressure shifted across the northern Plains and the Great Lakes. Light to moderate snow showers developed over portions of the central Plains, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest.

Redridge, Michigan, reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. High wind warnings were issued across North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.

In the West, a cold frontal boundary approached the West Coast. Light to moderate rain and high elevation snow developed ahead of this frontal boundary over parts of Washington and northern Oregon.

High pressure brought a dry weather pattern to the Southwest on Friday. San Diego, California, recorded a midday high of 70 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................77 Key West NAF, Fla.

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

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-20 Gunnison, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-44 Kuparuk, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.47 Chatham, Mass.

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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