Weather across the nation on November 23, 2016

An area of low pressure moved northeastward across the upper Mississippi Valley.

This system ushered a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow over the upper Midwest and the interior portion of the northern Mid-Atlantic. Winter weather advisories were issued for northeast Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, northwest Michigan, northern Pennsylvania and a large part of New York. North Branch, Minnesota, reported a midday total of 6.0 inches of snow.

Three Lakes, Wisconsin, reported a midday total of 4.4 inches of snow. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward from the middle Mississippi Valley to the western Gulf Coast. Showers and thunderstorms fired up along and ahead of this frontal boundary from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast. Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, reported a midday total of 3.93 inches of rain. Marshall, Texas, reported a midday total of 3.27 inches of rain.

Just to the east, scattered snow showers persisted in Upstate New York and northern New England. High pressure kept most states dry along the East Coast on Wednesday. Boston recorded a midday high of 42 degrees. Atlanta recorded a midday high of 62 degrees.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary shifted over the interior Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin and northern California. Light to moderate rain and high elevation snow developed along and ahead of the frontal boundary across the Great Basin and the Intermountain West.

An onshore flow from the Pacific also produced showers and high elevation snow over northern California, western Oregon and western Washington. Kingvale, California, reported a midday total of 5.0 inches of snow. Selma, Oregon, reported a midday total of 1.33 inches of rain.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................87 Brownsville, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................6 Leadville, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-39 Gulkana, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................75 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.93 Barksdale AFB, La.

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