Weather across the nation: 11/5/12

7:23 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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The strongest storm in the country began Monday over the Central Plains before moving southeastward toward the Lower Mississippi Valley.

This storm did not contain a tremendous amount of moisture as it moved through the country, but it did produce light to moderate rain from Iowa through Mississippi. Some thunderstorms were also instigated in the Southeast, with some areas under the threat of receiving hail into the afternoon and evening.

Elsewhere, a front dipped into Montana and the Dakotas from central Canada. Again, not much moisture was associated with this front, but areas of light rain mostly in northern South Dakota and North Dakota.

The two areas of precipitation noted above represented the most notable precipitation in the country on Monday.

In the Southwest, a strong high pressure system produced an unseasonably strong heat wave with temperatures in the mostly in the 70s and 80s. Some inland areas of California and in the deserts extending in to Arizona experienced temperatures well into the 90s. This is well above normal for early November.

The Northeast was cool with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Southern Plains rose into the 70s and 80s, while the Upper Midwest saw temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The Northwest rose into the 50s and 60s.. MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................96 Camarillo, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................90 Brownsville, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................5 Mt. Washington, N.H.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-40 Nuiqsut, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................58 Browning, Mont.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.59 Monroe, La.

ON THIS DATE....... Death Valley National Park received over half of its average annual rainfall on this date in 1987. Over an inch of rain fell on the park, stranding 8,000 people and washing out many roads.

The Associated Press

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