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Weather across the nation: 11/14/12

4:50 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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A fairly quiet weather pattern prevailed across much of the nation on Wednesday.

In the East, rain showers along the New England and the Mid-Atlantic coasts tapered off by this morning as the cold front impacting the region moved offshore and into the western Atlantic Ocean.

The southern half of this front became nearly stationary as it reached across the Florida Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico. Limited moisture pooling along this boundary led to only a few areas of light drizzle in the peninsula during the early afternoon.

Out to the West, a weak trough of low pressure maintained showers in the upper Pacific Northwest this morning, while associated westerlies pumped moisture inland and kick up areas of showers an high elevation snow in Idaho, western Montana, and northwestern Wyoming.

Winter Weather Advisories was issued for western Wyoming, West Yellowstone and the Raynolds and Targhee Passes as snow coverage increased during the late morning and afternoon. Snow accumulations in these areas were expected to range between 1 to 3 inches, while snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches were expected in parts of western Wyoming..

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Fort Myers, Fla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Fort Myers, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................3 Alamosa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-38 Arctic Village, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................58 Atka, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.96 Omaha, Neb.

ON THIS DATE....... A powerful storm hit Northern California on this date in 1988 and produced heavy snow and gusty winds in the Sierra Nevadas. Donner Summit was blanketed with 23 inches of snow and Blue Canyon reported 3.19 inches of precipitation.

The Associated Press

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