Weather across the nation on November 16, 2016

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

This system ushered moderate to locally heavy rain over New England on Wednesday. Greenville, Maine, reported a midday total of 1.74 inches of rain. Bangor, Maine., reported a midday total of 1.26 inches of rain.

Scattered showers also developed along the eastern tier of the Midwest and the northern Mid-Atlantic as a cold frontal boundary moved across the region. High pressure brought above normal temperatures to states stretching from the central Plains to the upper Midwest. Des Moines, Iowa, recorded a midday high of 63 degrees.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward from the northern Plains to the Southwest. This frontal boundary generated light to moderate showers and high elevation snow in the northern Plains, the Intermountain West, the northern Great Basin and northern California.

Cooke City, Montana, reported a midday high of 3.0 inches of snow. A trough of low pressure moved onshore over the West Coast. Rain and isolated thunderstorms formed along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California.

Crescent City, California, reported a midday total of 0.54 of an inch of rain. Additionally, gusty winds affected a large portion of the Southwest. Lancaster, California, recorded wind gusts of 48 mph.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Alice, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................84 Harlingen, Texas

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

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-23 McGrath, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................68 Shemya, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.74 Greenville, Maine

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