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NATIONAL SUMMARY Snowfall blanketed much of the central part of the nation on Saturday, with snowfall observed from Lubbock, Texas, to Marquette, Michigan. Notable snowfall totals were found in many locations including 6.0 inches in Lawton, Oklahoma, and 9.6 inches in Iron Mountain, Michigan; 2.0 inches of snow was reported at Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well. Elsewhere, showers and thunderstorms erupted in the South, spreading torrential rain across that region. A total of 2.56 inches of rainfall fell in Monticello, Arkansas, and 2.35 inches fell in Bogalusa, Louisiana. In the East ahead of an advancing cold front, temperatures were unseasonably warm, reaching the mid to upper 50s, including 55 at New York City and 57 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These values were 15 degrees above normal. SPECIAL WEATHER Exceptional December Warmth in Erie -On this date in 1982, Erie, Pennsylvania, reached 70 degrees, setting a record high for the date. This was the third time that month reaching or exceeding 70 degrees, breaking the December record of two times, done in both 1889 and 1941. Erie had previously reached 70 degrees on the 2nd and an incredible 75 degrees on the 3rd, which also set the all-time record high for December. Five record highs were set in Erie in December 1982 (one of which has since been broken) and the month averaged 7.9 degrees above normal. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Snowfall Totals from Saturday: -Lawton, OK: 6.0" -Pine Springs, TX: 5.0" -Elgin, OK: 4.5" -Amber, OK: 4.0" -Duncan, OK: 3.5" -Midwest City, OK: 3.0" -Norman, OK: 2.5" -Walters, OK: 2.4" -Oklahoma City, OK: 2.0" -Tulsa, OK: 2.0" -Wichita Falls, TX: 2.0" -Sapulpa, OK: 1.5" -Bartlesville, OK: 0.2" -Pawnee, OK: 0.1" 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 9 p.m. EST Saturday: Monticello, AR 2.56" Bogalusa, LA 2.35" Mobile, AL 2.25" Gonzales, LA 2.04" Hattiesburg, MS 1.87" Evergreen, AL 1.72" Monroe, LA 1.68" Conroe, TX 1.59" Vicksburg, LA 1.56" Pascagoula, MS 1.54" El Dorado, AR 1.37" Slidell, LA 1.17" Biloxi, MS 1.13" Troy, AL 1.13" Brenham, TX 1.08" Boothville, LA 1.06" Meridian, MS 1.04" McComb, MS 1.04" Greenwood, MS 1.00" Arkadelphia, AR 0.95" Texarkana, AR 0.83" Cleveland, MS 0.77" Baton Rouge, LA 0.74" Hot Springs, AR 0.72" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 83 at Sanford, Florida National Low Yesterday -19 at Laramie, Wyoming COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved DECEMBER 28 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________ Iowa 1924 Coldest December morning in the state: 104 stations averaged 24.6 degrees below zero. Gulf Coast 1982 The end of four days (25-28) of heavy rain (as much as 20 inches in some areas). Flooding from Beaumont, Texas, to Lake Charles, La.
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