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US Weather January 3

By: associated press
By: associated press

New England saw another snowy day on Sunday, as a strong low
pressure system lingered off the East Coast. The system created a
counter clockwise flow that picked up moisture from the Great Lakes
and poured cold and moist air over New England. This will allow for
lake-effect snowfall over the eastern shores of the Great Lakes.
Buffalo, N.Y. reported snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour, with
total accumulation ranging between 8-10 inches. Elsewhere over the
Northeast, snowfall accumulation remained less than 3 inches from
Pennsylvania to Maine. Highs over the lower region ranged from the
upper teens near the Great Lakes to the lower 30s in New England.
Behind this system, the Central and Southern U.S. saw sunny,
cold, and blustery weather as high pressure built in from Canada.
This allowed for below freezing overnight lows as far south as the
Gulf of Mexico, with daytime highs in the 40s. The Northern Plains
remained under mostly sunny skies with highs in the single digits,
while the Southern Plains only reached into the 40s.
Meanwhile out West, a trough of low pressure spun off from a low
pressure system in the Pacific Ocean and approached the West Coast.
This pushed cool and cloudy conditions over the Pacific Northwest,
with most of California under cool and sunny conditions with highs
in the 40s.

WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)...............81 North Island, Calif.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..................84 Kalaeloa, Hawaii
LOWEST TEMPERTURE (DEGREES F)................-36 Crane Lake, Minn.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...................-55 Bettles,
Alaska
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)............................82 Saranac
Lake, N.Y.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)....................1.06 Otis ANG Base, Mass.

ON THIS DATE.......A big step for the meteorological society was taken on this date in 1921 as the first radio broadcasts of weather forecasts were transmitted. The University of Wisconsin was
responsible for this initial feat, but within two years, over 140
radio stations had copied the technology.


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