Weather across the nation on November 15, 2016

A coastal low pressure system moved north northeastward over the northern Mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

This system ushered moderate to heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms across a handful of states. Newark, N.J., reported a midday total of 2.78 inches of rain. New York, N.Y., reported a midday total of 1.61 inches of rain.

A weak cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward. The tail end of this frontal boundary generated showers and thunderstorms along the southern tip of Florida. High pressure kept conditions fairly dry from the Plains to the Deep South. Air quality alerts were issued in parts of Tennessee, western North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Georgia due to multiple wildfires in the Southeast.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary shifted over the western Great Lakes. Light to moderate showers accompanied this system, affecting the northwest portion of the Midwest. Temperatures also spiked 15 to 25 degrees above normal over the region on Tuesday. Detroit, Mich., recorded a midday high of 54 degrees.

Out west, a low pressure system moved eastward over the Pacific Northwest, This system, combined with a cold frontal boundary, produced light to moderate rain and high elevation snow in the Pacific Northwest, northern California, the northern Great Basin and the upper Intermountain West.

Winter weather advisories were issued in the Cascades and the northern Rockies. Astoria, Ore., reported a midday total of 1.08 inches of rain. Olympia, Wash., reported a midday total of 1.04 inches of rain..

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Corpus Christi, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................85 Corpus Christi, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................16 Alamosa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-12 Marshall D Hunter AP, Mars, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................45 Cheyenne F E Warren, Wyo.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.78 Newark, N.J.

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