Weather across the nation on October 31, 2016

An area of low pressure moved east northeastward across the upper Intermountain West and the northern high Plains.

This system generated gusty winds and a mixture of rain and snow in the northern Rockies and the northern high Plains. Light to moderate rain also developed along northern North Dakota, northern Minnesota, northwest Michigan and parts of Wisconsin.

Kalispell, Mont., reported a midday total of 0.79 of an inch of rain. Crosby, N.D., reported a midday total of 0.73 of an inch of rain. High wind warnings were issued in parts of Montana, Wyoming, northwest South Dakota and southwest North Dakota. Evanston, Wyo., recorded a wind gust of 78 mph. Spearfish, S.D., recorded a wind gust of 63 mph.

Just to the west, an onshore flow from the Pacific brought periods of moderate rain and mountain snow to northern California, western Oregon and western Washington. Winter weather advisories were issued in the northern Sierra Nevada. Soda Springs, Calif., reported a midday total of 11.0 inches of snow. Olympia, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.67 of an inch of rain.

Meanwhile, scattered storms developed along parts of southeast Texas and southern Florida. High pressure kept most areas from the southern Plains to the Eastern Seaboard dry on Tuesday.

Temperatures remained above normal across the central and southern Plains. Oklahoma City, Okla., recorded a midday high of 80 degrees. Austin, Texas, recorded a midday high of 76 degrees.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Port Isabel, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................15 Mt. Washington, N.H.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-10 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................78 Cape Newenham, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.21 Portage Glacier, Alaska

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