US Weather Dec 28

By: associated press
By: associated press

Nation's Weather for Monday, December 28, 2009

Wintry weather moved into the Northeast on Monday. The low pressure system that brought much snowfall to the Midwest over
Christmas has made its way farther over the Great Lakes and into
the Northeast and New England. This system has greatly reduced in
strength and size, but has brought scattered snowfall from the Ohio
River Valley up into Maine. Most areas saw snowfall accumulations
between 1-3 inches. However, the eastern shores of the Great Lakes
saw moist and heavy lake-effect snowfall with accumulation up to 5
inches. Also, a winter storm advisory has been issued over most of
the Northeastern U.S. as some areas saw snowfall rates up to 1 inch
per hour. This system continued to bring cool air into the region
with highs hovering around 20 in most areas.
Behind this system, with flow around the low pressure system in the East and high pressure that built in over the Plains, cold air
from Canada continued pouring into the Central US. This brought dry
and sunny conditions, but highs only reached into the teens in the
Northern Plains, while the Southern Plains remained near 40.
Out West, high pressure hovered over the Rockies and brought sunny skies and cool temperatures. However, a low pressure system spinning off the West Coast pushed ample moisture onshore and kicked up overcast skies and a few scattered sprinkles over
California and the Pacific Northwest. Highs remained in the 40s and
50s over the region.

WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)...............75 Kendall, FL
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..................83 Barking
Sands, HI
LOWEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)................-20 Laramie, WY
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...................-37 Deering, AK
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)..........................72 Burns, OR

ON THIS DATE....... Two notable 24-hour snowfall records
occurred on this date in history. First, in 1955, Anchorage, AK
reported 17.7 inches in 24 hours, establishing a record for the
city. Then, in 1958, Albuquerque, NM received 14.2 inches to
eastablish its 24-hour record.


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