NATIONAL SUMMARY --A complex winter storm spread snow, ice and rain between the Plains and the East Coast today. In the East, the heaviest snow, locally leaving 4 to 6 inches, streaked across northern West Virginia to Maryland, southern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, ahead of a turnover to ice. A little farther south, icing glazed areas southward over West Virginia and western Virginia to northwestern North Carolina. Still farther south, temperatures rose above freezing as rain and drizzle spread between the southern Appalachians and the central Gulf Coast. The storm's Midwestern sector spread flurries and steadier snow between the central Plains and the western Great Lakes. Meanwhile, unusually cold air kept a tight grip over the north-central U.S. along with the Rockies and the Intermountain West. Wintry chill even reached to the West Coast once again. SPECIAL WEATHER Disastrous Storm Strikes England A severe storm ripped southern England and nearby seas on Dec. 8, 1703. Unleashing winds over 100 mph, the storm claimed about 8,000 lives, most of them lost on ships at sea and at anchor. The Eddystone Lighthouse "disappeared." WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER Some Eastern snowfall as of Sunday Evening (Inches)... Newark, Del.: 12.0 Hammonton, N.J.: 5.2 Wilmington, Del.: 8.5 Atlantic City, N.J.: 2.1 Bear, Del.: 8.0 Medford, N.J.: 9.4 Philadelphia, Pa.: 8.6 Charlestown, Md.: 10.5 Garnet Valley, Pa.: 10.5 Perryville, Md.: 9.0 West Grove, Pa.: 6.5 Colora, Md.: 8.3 Freezing Rain Reports as of Sunday Evening (Inches) ... Millboro, Va.: 0.50 Athens, W. Va.: 0.25 Cumberland, Va.: 0.50 Clintonville, W. Va.: 0.25 Bolivar, Tenn.: 0.40 Pipestem, W.Va.: 0.25 Talcott, W. Va.: 0.38 Palmyra, Va.: 0.25 Babcock State Park, W. Va.: 0.33 Farmville, Va.: 0.25 More Recent Snowfall Reports (Inches) Springdell, Utah 18.0 Wolf Creek Pass, Colo. 17.0 Paragonah, Utah 17.0 Snowbasin, Utah 16.0 Alton, Utah 16.0 Coal Bank Pass, Colo. 14.0 Magna, Utah 12.2 Bountiful, Utah 12.2 Molas Pass, Colo. 12.0 Heber City, Utah 12.0 Angel Fire, N.M. 11.0 Jacob Lake, Ariz. 11.0 Alta, Utah 10.0 Kanab, Utah 10.0 Val Verda, Utah 9.8 Calumet, Mich. 9.1 Fruit Heights, Utah 9.0 Magna, Utah 9.0 Brighton, Utah 9.0 Red River, N.M. 9.0 Colorado City, Ariz. 9.0 Centerville, Utah 8.1 Huttonsville, W.Va. 8.0 Pagosa Springs, Colo. 8.0 DAILY EXTREMES National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 87 at Punta Gorda, Florida National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) -43 at Chinook, Montana 2013 AccuWeather, Inc., 385 Science Park Road, State College, PA COPYRIGHT 2013 ACCUWEATHER, INC
Copyright AccuWeather, Inc. 2013 All Rights Reserved DECEMBER 08 PLACE YEAR EVENT ____________________________________________________________________ LaMesa, Calif. 1938 100 degrees, warmest ever in U.S. for December. Downtown Los Angeles reached 91.7 degrees, the only 90-degree reading in December. Elkton, Md. 1963 A jet liner exploded near Elkton, Md., killing all 81 on board. Lightning is believed to have caused the explosion of residual fuel under one of the outboard wing tanks as the plane passed through a vicious thunderstorm.
A city ordinance forbids motorists from parking vehicles on public streets any time wihtin twenty-four hours after a snow fall of three inches or more. Such parking is allowed after the snow has been removed. Streets designated as snow removal streets in the city are:
Level 1 Snow Alert — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads are also icy; drive carefully.
Level 2 Snow Advisory — Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
Level 3 Snow Emergency — All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.
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