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Nov 29 National Weather Roundup

By: associated press
By: associated press

Weather Summary Saturday, November 28, 2009

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY:
Windy conditions across New England will slowly subside through the evening hours with gusts to 45 mph possible before midnight. Scattered precipitation will also be winding down shortly, with
just some isolated flurries possible in northeastern Maine
overnight. The next weather producing system will slip into the
central Great Lakes and Ohio Valley during the day on Sunday, with
scattered rain possible for much of that area and some rain/snow
mix across portions of northern Michigan. Fairly tranquil
conditions will hold firm across the Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, Deep
South and Tennessee Valley.
Central states will be fairly quiet as well through today, with some cooler air slipping into the Northern Plains and Upper
Mississippi Valley. As the cooler air dives into the central
Mississippi Valley tomorrow, it will squeeze out some isolated rain
showers through there and south into the Ozarks. Some gusty winds
will accompany the drop in temperatures, with gusts to 30 mph
possible across portions of the Corn Belt.
A major upper low pressure system moving through southern California and the Desert Southwest will continue to drop valley rains and mountain snows through the region overnight tonight. Some higher elevations will pick up to 6 inches of snow, with some
mountain peaks waking up tomorrow morning to feet of fresh snow.
The storm will continue to produce rains and mountain snows through
much of tomorrow across the Desert Southwest. Elsewhere in the
western states, weather will be fairly calm as warm high pressure
takes hold.

WEATHER EXTREMES SO FAR TODAY:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).............78 Brownsville, TX
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..............78 Brownsville, TX
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............5 Alamosa, CO
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...............-5 Alamosa, CO
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).....................53 Fairfield, CA
.............................................. White Plains, NY
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)............0.86 Greenville, ME

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY:
In 1905, Duluth, MN was not the place to be when the Gales of November came calling. Another Great Lakes storm produced winds at Duluth of over 60 mph for more than 12 hours. Sailors aboard a ship which went aground just 100 yards offshore in Lake Superior
actually froze to death.
In 1987, low pressure in the Middle Mississippi Valley produced a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain from the Central Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley. Snowfall totals in IA ranged up to
ten inches at Red Oak. Totals in NE ranged up to 11 inches at
Shickley. Freezing rain made roads treacherous in the Twin Cities
area of southeastern MN. Bitter cold arctic air invaded the
Northern High Plains Region. Laramie, WY was the occlude spot in
the nation with a morning low of 18 degrees below zero.
In 1988, thunderstorms spawned five tornadoes in NC during the early morning hours. A powerful tornado ripped through one of the most densely populated areas of Raleigh destroying hundreds of
homes and damaging thousands more. The tornado killed four people
along its 83 mile long track and injured 154 others. Total damage
was estimated at more than $77 million.

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