Weather across the nation on November 18, 2016

A strong area of low pressure moved northeastward from the central Plains to the upper Midwest.

This system ushered moderate to heavy snow across the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Blizzard warnings remained in effect for eastern South Dakota and many counties across Minnesota. Lake Park, Minnesota, reported a midday total of 6.3 inches of snow.

Tyndall, South Dakota, reported a midday total of 4.1 inches of snow. Strong winds also impacted a handful of states on Friday. Yankton, South Dakota, recorded a wind gust of 56 mph. Duluth Sky Harbor, Minnesota, recorded a wind gust of 55 mph. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward from the upper Mississippi Valley to the southern Plains.

Rain and embedded thunderstorms developed along and ahead of this frontal boundary from the western Great Lakes to the western Gulf Coast. De Queen, Arkansas, reported a midday total of 1.91 inches of rain. High pressure kept most states dry from the Southeast to New England. Boston recorded a midday high of 58 degrees. Atlanta recorded a midday high of 74 degrees.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary approached the West Coast. Light to moderate rain and high elevation snow developed across parts of Washington, western Oregon and northwest California.

A ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific and Baja California influenced dry conditions from Southern California to the Four Corners. Los Angeles recorded a midday high of 75 degrees. Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded a midday high of 45 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................90 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................90 Kingsville NAS, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-13 West Yellowstone, Mont.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-61 Unalakleet, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................56 Yankton, S.D.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.91 De Queen, Ark.

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