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Nation's Weather (Record New York Snow)

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 27, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Nation's weather from the AP:

A major storm continues to ravage the Northeast with heavy snow and extremely strong wind.

The storm approached the New England coast from the Atlantic Ocean and remains intense into the Mid-Atlantic where Wind Advisories are posted. Wind in excess of 30 mph and gusts over 40 mph were noted and will continue into the evening.

The heavy snow that fell in Central Park in New York pushed the city past its record February snowfall. As of Friday morning, 36.8 inches of snow fell on the park for the month of February, passing its previous record of 27.9 inches set in 1934.

Meanwhile many areas of the Northeast are under siege from heavy snow. Nearly two feet of new snow has fallen in parts of New Jersey, while widespread reports of snow in excess of one and two feet are reported throughout New England.

Snow showers and breezy conditions spread into the Great Lakes as well. This storm will continue to bring breezy conditions and widespread snow through the evening.

In the South, another low pressure system has made its way through Texas, instigating areas of moderate rain and even additional snow.

In the West, a strong Pacific storm has slammed into the West Coast, renewing rain and high elevation snow from Washington through Northern California. This activity will increase into the evening as it pushes into Southern California. The storm will also bring breezy conditions to the Central Valley of California.

The Northeast rose into the 30s, while the Southeast saw temperatures in the 50s and 60s. The Northern Plains rose into the 20s and 30s, while the Northwest saw temperatures in the 40s.

WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)...............78 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..................82 Kaneohe MCBH, Hawaii

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)................-16 Ely, Minn.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...................-64 Deadhorse, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH)..........................115 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)....................9.40 Andrews AFB, Md.

ON THIS DATE....... The Buffalo Creek flood occurred on this date in 1972 in West Virginia, killing 125 people. Two coal slag dams on the Middle Fork river burst due to the additional weight of three days of rain and 6 inches of recent snowfall, sending a 50 foot wall of water downstream. Nearly 4,000 people were left homeless.

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