Weather across the nation: 11/12/12

5:16 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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The most active weather in the country was due to a cold front that began the day stretched from eastern Texas through Wisconsin before moving through the Mississippi Valley toward the Appalachian Mountains.

This front maintained a moderate amount of moisture that produced moderate to occasionally heavy rain from Louisiana through the Great Lakes region. As the front moved eastward it lost moisture and allowed precipitation to gradually diminish. By the afternoon, light to moderate rain fell from Alabama through Ohio. This storm represented the only major weather feature in the country on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a Pacific storm moved into the Northwest and provide rain and high elevation snow through Washington and northern Oregon. Some of this moisture crept into Idaho in the afternoon, bringing additional high elevation snow on top of the snow received over the weekend.

Dry conditions greeted the Plains and Southwest as a high pressure system continued to dominate the area.

The Northeast rose into the 60s and 70s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The Northern Plains rose into the 20s and 30s, while the Southwest saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Plant City, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................85 Kahului, Hawaii

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-8 Worland, Wyo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-33 Galena, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.23 Cullman, Ala.

ON THIS DATE....... The devastating "Bangladesh Cyclone" hit the Bay of Bengal on this date in 1970. A wall of water nearly 20 feet high engulfed all low lying areas and islands in the Ganges Delta region and killed an estimated 300,000 people.

 

The Associated Press

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