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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

U.S. Weather

A dry cold front coming through the Northeast is bringing Arctic air to the region. With this Arctic air very windy conditions have brought wind chill values down to the single digits and negative degrees in the Northern Northeast and wind chill values in the teens in the Mid-Atlantic. This is making it feel bitter cold. So wear many layers today. The temperatures will warm up tomorrow by near 5-10 degrees. Also the lake effect snow that is falling today will stop overnight.

The Southeast is receiving clear conditions with chilly temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Florida though is the only area that is warmer than that where the temperatures are in the 70s and 80s. The South Central U.S. though is being impacted by a storm system that will continue to track towards the Northeast by Thursday. This storm today is bringing rain to southern and eastern Texas and snow to northern and western Texas. This precipitation should remain light and it should move out overnight and move to the Southeast tomorrow. In the Southwest scattered snow and rain showers are around in the mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.

A moderate strength storm system is moving into Northern California and Oregon today. This storm system is bringing mountain snow and valley rains. Over the next couple of days this storm should move out and clear out the Northwest. This time of quietness will be short lived as another storm system should impact the Northwest later this week.

Most areas in the Plains today is clear and sunny. There is though some scattered areas of snow showers. Also in southern Oklahoma rain from the storm system in Texas is falling. This is one of the only areas in the Plains that is not cold enough to snow.

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