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NATIONAL SUMMARY -It was a snowy start to the morning across Kansas and Missouri Thursday. A weak disturbance passing through brought a burst of snow to Kansas City and Saint Louis and areas in between. Nearly 2 inches of snow fell around Kansas City while Saint Louis saw a light coating. Higher amounts of around 4 to 5 inches were observed across Kansas and Missouri as well. The snow made for a slow and slippery commute for many folks heading to work. Portions of southern Missouri saw an icy wintry mix. Farther south into Texas and Louisiana, showers and thunderstorms pushed through the area during the daytime but did not cause too many issues. -Across the Northeast, largely dry weather ruled the region. However, was some leftover snow across Maine and a few lake-effect snow showers streamed into western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The main story was the cold breeze that swept through during the day. Many locations saw wind gusts peak between 25 and 35 mph. Temperatures were not as warm as Wednesday with many locations 10 to 15 degrees lower. -In the Pacific Northwest, the morning brought some showers but that turned into steadier rain later in the day as another weather system approached the coast. Mountain snow showers were observed across Rockies while rain showers pushed across Arizona and New Mexico. SPECIAL WEATHER Heavy Snow Brings Blizzard Conditions to Football Game -The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Cardinals 7-0 in Philadelphia on this date in 1948. During the start of the game, snow fell at a rate of 2 inches per hour. A total of 7.4 inches of snow fell. This game became known as the 'Blizzard Bowl'. WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS Snowfall Totals from Wednesday Night Through Thursday: -Onaga, KS: 5.5" -Concordia, KS: 5.0" -Hope, KS: 4.8" -Courtland, KS: 4.5" -Marion Lake, KS: 4.2" -Frankfort, KS: 4.0" -Smithville, MO: 3.7" -Hesston, KS: 3.6" -Salina, KS: 3.5" -Garnett, KS: 3.4" -Simspon, KS: 3.3" -Shawnee, KS: 3.1" -Delphos, KS: 3.0" -Clifton, KS: 2.9" -Lane, KS: 2.8" -Wichita, KS: 2.7" -Mankato, KS: 2.6" -Chapman, KS: 2.5" 24-Hour Rainfall Totals, as of 2 A.M. EST Friday: Gonzales, TX 1.49" Angleton, TX 1.08" Salt Point, LA 1.05" Astoria, OR 1.02" Brookings, OR 0.93" Hoquiam, WA 0.87" Universal City, TX 0.81" North Bend, OR 0.77" Quillayute, WA 0.75" Crescent City, CA 0.71" Shelton, WA 0.64" Tillamook, OR 0.60" La Grange, TX 0.57" New Braunfels, TX 0.48" Scappoose, OR 0.46" Seattle, WA 0.44" Bay City, TX 0.43" Brenham, TX 0.39" Everett, WA 0.35" Renton, WA 0.35" Caldwell, TX 0.34" Galveston, TX 0.31" Kelso, WA 0.29" McMinnville, OR 0.26" DAILY EXTREMES National High Yesterday 80 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida National Low Yesterday -9 at Grand Marais, Minnesota COPYRIGHT 2014 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2014 All Rights Reserved DECEMBER 19 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________ Wyoming 1924 The low at Riverside RS (Yellowstone Park), Wyo., dropped to -59 degrees, setting the lowest U.S. temp in December. Lancaster, Calif. 1984 A foot of snow fell. One spot in Kern County (north of Los Angeles) had 19 inches of snow.
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