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Weather across the nation: 11/21/12

7:02 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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Wet and blustery weather activity continued for the northwestern corner of the nation on Wednesday, while high pressure provided generally calm and quiet conditions across the rest of the nation.

In the Northwest, a cold front moved through the Pacific Northwest this morning and reached from the Northern Rockies through northern California during the early afternoon with waves of low pressure. As the disturbance progressed, windy conditions warranting the issuance of wind advisories followed.

Winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph were expected with the passing of this cold front and created the potential for hazardous driving conditions. In addition to wind, significant rainfall and snowfall continued to impact the Pacific Northwest.

Continued rain in the already saturated areas of western Washington and Oregon allowed Flood Watches and Warnings to persist. Meanwhile, snow accumulations in the Cascades were expected to range from 5 to 15 inches as snow levels lowered to 2500 and 3000 feet.

Lighter snow accumulations were anticipated in the Northern Intermountain West and Northern Rockies through the evening hours, while precipitation in parts of northern and central California began to dissipate through the day.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Alice, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................84 Brownsville, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................7 Alamosa, Colo.

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

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................58 Dutch Harbor, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.66 Blue Canyon, Calif.

ON THIS DATE....... Southern California had a wet November day back in 1967. Over a foot of rain fell in the mountains of Southern California while Los Angeles received nearly 8 inches. All of this amounted in the worst flooding and mudslides in 33 years.

The Associated Press

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