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Weather Extremes

Tue., Dec. 4, 2007

For the week of Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, there were 100 weather records broken across the United States. There were 11 high temperature records, most of them in Alaska. The Southwest reported most of the 26 high minimum temperature records. There were 10 low temperature extremes, many in Northern California, with 36 rain and precipitation records reported throughout the country. There were 14 snowfall extremes. On Nov. 27, both major airports in New York, Laguardia and Kennedy, had record highs in the mid-60s. There was an 80-degree record observed at Midland, Texas, on Saturday.

On Nov. 27, Miami and Fort Lauderdale had a record high minimum temperature of 76 degrees. On Friday, a number of stations in Arizona reported record high minimums in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

On Nov. 26, Chattanooga, Tenn., received a record 2.20 inches of rain. Southern California reported record precipitation on Friday, including Vista, Calif., with 2 inches and Ontario with 1.51 inches.

On Saturday, Rhinelander, Wis., received a record 7.1 inches of snow and Duluth, Minn., measured 10.1 inches. Seattle got 1.1 inches Saturday. On Thursday, Yakima received a record 5.6 inches of snow. On Nov. 25, Midland, Texas, had a record 3 inches of snow.


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