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Weather across the nation: 3/7/13

5:08 PM, Mar 7, 2013   |    comments
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A strong storm continued to bring a mix of rain and snow to the coast of New England on Thursday as it gradually moved away from the coast.

Snow may continue into the evening mainly over Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This storm also left strong wind in its wake after a busy day from moving through the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, scattered rain and high elevation snow continued through the West, with the heaviest of this precipitation falling from the Northwest through the Northern Rockies.

This will be a prelude to a strong Pacific storm that will make its way into the Southwest on Friday. This storm will have the capability of producing heavy rain and high elevation snow from the Southwest through the Southern Rockies over the weekend.

The Northeast rose into the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast saw a range of temperatures from the 40s in Tennessee to the 70s in Florida. The Southwest rose into the 60s and 70s, while the Northwest saw temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Pampa, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Bigfork, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-45 Barter Island, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................90 Cape Newenham, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.87 Cape Cod, Mass.

ON THIS DATE....... The "Great Snow of 1717" finally came to an end on this date in 1717. Nearly 4 feet of new snow fell on Boston, while snow drifts 25 feet high were observed in Dorchester, Mass. Snow depths were so deep that traveling from town to town was impossible for 3 weeks.

The Associated Press

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