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Weather across the nation: 5/1/13

4:13 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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A major spring storm moved through the Rockies on Wednesday, providing weather more fit for winter.

Snow fell in the Northern Rockies and into the Plains as the storm strengthened, and Winter Storm Warnings were posted for southern Minnesota and adjacent areas of Wisconsin due to the anticipation of up to a foot of new snow in the area by the end of Thursday.

This storm is extending a cool and wet spring for the Plains and parts of the Midwest. This storm will continue to move into the Plains on Thursday, allowing snow to fall from Colorado to Minnesota.

Cool air will filter into the Southern Plains and Southwest, bringing temperatures in the 20s. Freeze Watches are posted for the area.

Meanwhile, another storm along the Gulf Coast swept Gulf of Mexico moisture into the Southeast and Florida. This moisture provided wet weather in the form of heavy rain and thunderstorms for the southern half of Florida. This pattern is expected to continue for the next few days as very moist air will continue to stream off the Gulf and over the state.

Meanwhile, a building high pressure ridge continued to provide pleasant to warm conditions for California and the Southwest. These warm conditions will continue for the next several days, with some inland areas of central California experiencing their first triple digit heat of the year.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................93 Wink, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................96 McAllen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................12 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-46 Deadhorse, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................59 Carbondale, Ill.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.52 Ft Lauderdale, Fla.

ON THIS DATE....... Ball Lightning is a phenomenon that has not been easily explained or duplicated within the scientific community, leaving some scientists to dispute its existence. Witnesses have described these rare events as glowing spheres that are within tens of feet of the ground. Ball Lightning was reportedly observed as an orange fireball over the Arabian Sea on this date in 1980.

The Associated Press

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