Weather across the nation on November 28, 2016

A powerful low pressure system inched over the northern Plains on Monday.

This system ushered moderate to heavy rain and snow across the northern Plains and the western tier of the upper Midwest. Winter storm warnings were issued for eastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, western South Dakota and much of North Dakota. Stanton, N.D., reported a midday total of 11.0 inches of snow. Herreid, S.D., reported a midday total of 3.0 inches of snow.

A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended south southwestward from the upper Midwest to the southern Plains. Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms fired up along and ahead of the frontal boundary across the Midwest and the Deep South.

Tornado watches were issued for extreme eastern Texas, southwestern Arkansas and portions of Louisiana. Radcliffe, Iowa, reported a brief tornado that downed trees and power lines. Poplar Bluff, Mo., reported a midday total of 2.02 inches of rain.

High pressure influenced dry weather from New England to the Southeast. Boston, Mass., recorded a midday high of 43 degrees. Jacksonville, Fla., recorded a midday high of 73 degrees.

Meanwhile, another frontal system shifted over the Intermountain West and the Great Basin. This system produced light to moderate rain and mountain snow across parts of the Four Corners, the northern Rockies and the Great Basin.

Winter storm warnings remained in effect for the high elevations of western Colorado, southern Wyoming and Utah. Jackson Hole, Wyo., reported a midday total of 19.0 inches of snow. Redstone, Colo., reported a midday total of 16.0 inches of snow.

Just to the west, an onshore flow from the Pacific kept showers and high-elevation snow in the picture for northwestern California, western Oregon and western Washington. Winter storm warnings were issued for the Cascades


MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 Falfurrias, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................95 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................5 Pinedale, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-75 Unalakleet, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................63 Llano, Texas

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.17 Gainesville, Texas

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