National Weather Summary December 1
Wet weather in the East will diminish as a cold front pushes off
shore, while a strong low pressure system brings snow to the
Southern Rockies on Tuesday. A low pressure system and associated
cold front will push eastward and into the Atlantic Ocean as high
pressure builds in from the Central US. The front may bring some
residual morning showers to the coastal regions of the Mid-Atlantic
and New England states. However, the front will wrap back around to
the west and linger over Florida where it will trigger light rains
with rainfall totals less than half an inch. Afternoon
thunderstorms may develop, so expect up to an inch in these areas.
Breezy conditions will persist over the region with gusts between
20-25 mph. The Southeast will be warm again on Tuesday with highs
in the upper 60s, while the North will see highs in the 40s.
In the West, a small yet intense low pressure system will move northeastward from northern Mexico and into the Southern Rockies and Southern Plains. Flow around this system will pull moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico and allow for 1-2 inches of snowfall, with
up to 5 inches anticipated at higher elevations. The eastern edge
of this system will move over Texas and bring abundant moisture to
the Texas coast. This will allow for periods of heavy rain and
coastal flooding will be a threat for the region. This system will
also push cloudy skies that may trigger a few sprinkles over
Alabama and Georgia by Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile to the North, a low pressure system will dip into the country from Canada. This system will pull warmer air in from the south and allow for another unseasonably warm day for the Upper
Midwest and Northern Plains. Expect mostly sunny skies with highs
near 50 over most of the Midwest, while areas along the border may
see some scattered precipitation.
HIGHEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)...............72 Key West NAF, FL
LOWEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)................3 Mt. Washington,
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...................-25 Deadhorse,
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)..........................54 Mt.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)....................0.52
ON THIS DATE.......
December of 1831 was the coldest month on record for the Northeast. New York City averaged just 22 degrees the entire month
as only four days had a high temperature above freezing. Even more
cold was Burlington, VT which never did get above freezing the
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