National Weather Roundup Dec 12

By: associated press
By: associated press
National Weather Summary for Dec. 12, 2009

FILE - In this May 18, 2009 file photo, a tourist looks back through a cave on Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina's Patagonia region. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

NATIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY

Active weather once again increased throughout the country today. A major Pacific storm slammed onto the West Coast, providing rain and high elevation snow throughout California before it spread into the Great Basin. This was good news for the area as it helped the snowpack while also putting a dent in the drought. Winter storm warnings were posted for the Sierra Nevada mountain range in
California due to the anticipation of heavy snow throughout the
day. Strong winds were also noted, especially in the higher
elevations and along mountain ridges.
Another area of active weather developed in the Southeast as moist flow off the Gulf Coast provided widespread moderate to heavy rain in the area.
A high pressure system anchored to the north over the
Mid-Atlantic provided dry conditions from the Upper Mississippi
Valley through the Northeast.
The middle of the country was dry, while the northern portion was cold.
The Northeast rose into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The Southern Plains rose into the 50s and 60s, while the Northern Plains and Intermountain West saw temperatures in the 0s, 10s, and 20s. The Northwest rose into the 20s and 30s.

WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)........................84
Kendall, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)........................91 Key
West NAF, FL
LOWEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)........................-13
Wautoma, WI
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)........................-53 Mt.
Washington, NH
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)...............................99 Mt.
Washington, NH
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)........................71.59
Ozark, AL

ON THIS DATE...
A fierce storm hit the San Francisco Bay Area on this date in 1995. At a PG&E sensor in Alameda County, winds were measured to 135 mph until the sensor was blown away. The storm knocked out power to 1.5 million people and caused 169 schools to close in the region.


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