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National: More rain for Mid-Atlantic

7:09 PM, Oct 9, 2013   |    comments
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Light rain and snow moved through California and Nevada on Wednesday, while a strong cluster of showers and thunderstorms continued to pound the Mid-Atlantic coast.

The Pacific Northwest avoided precipitation earlier today, besides very light showers that occurred along the coast of Washington. The Southwest and western Great Basin experienced wet weather as a low pressure system inched over the region. Winter weather advisories were issued for most of the Sierra Nevadas as light to moderate snow picked up in the morning. Snow accumulated above 6,000 feet, while mixed precipitation fell below that mark. Snowfall totals ranged from 2 to 4 inches, with heavier snowfall at highest mountain peaks.

Light showers also began to pick up in Arizona and parts of New Mexico, but the bulk of the precipitation in the Southwest was focused over California. High wind advisories were issued in southern California, as well as New Mexico, as Victorville, California reported wind speeds of 46 mph earlier today.

To the east, a ridge of high pressure developed over Texas, which brought warm, dry conditions to the lower Mississippi Valley and parts of the Southeast. Edinburg, Texas reported a midday high of 87 degrees on Wednesday.

Rainy weather continued to develop along the Mid-Atlantic coast earlier today as a result of low pressure just off of the coast of Carolinas. Showers and thunderstorms drove through North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, as Hatteras, North Carolina reported a midday total of 3.00 inches of rain.


WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:


HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................87 Falfurrias, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Hollywood, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................15 West Yellowstone, Mont.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................9 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Hooper Bay, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.00 Hatteras, N.C.

ON THIS DATE....... Sometimes forecasting can be hazardous to a meteorologist's health. On this date in 1954, famous hurricane forecaster Grady Norton died of a stroke after working many 12-hour days tracking the progress of Hurricane Hazel. While ignoring warnings about his own health, he provided warnings of the storm that would eventually track through North Carolina on October 15th.

The Associated Press

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