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NATIONAL SUMMARY

Rain was falling over parts of central and southern New England
Wednesday afternoon. Spotty snow showers were occurring along the
border of Pennsylvania and New York. The balance of the eastern third
of the nation was dry. Chilly air reached from the Upper Midwest to
interior New England, with a pocket of cool air over the Ohio and
Tennessee valleys. Spotty showers reached from west-central Texas to
central Kansas, then expanded into a broad area of drenching rain
from northern Missouri, Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin to the
Dakotas. Snow showers were occurring over the high ground from
Wyoming and Idaho to western Montana and the Cascades of Washington
and northern Oregon. Rain showers were occurring along the coast of
Washington and Oregon, and were approaching the coast of northern
California. Dry weather with areas of gusty winds reached from the
southern High Plains to California. Locally severe thunderstorms,
including the risk of a few tornadoes, are forecast to erupt from
parts of western Texas to central Nebraska during the evening.


SPECIAL WEATHER

The April '86 Snowstorm Recalled...


 On April 23, 1986 a tremendous snowfall occurred over the
mid-Atlantic states. Snow reached from the West Virginia mountains to
interior northern New Jersey and interior southeastern New York
state. Tobyhanna, Pa., received 24 inches of snow from the storm, as
did Eldred, N.Y. Hackettstown, N.J., picked up 9 inches of snow and
snowflakes were observed at Philadelphia. Travel was brought to a
standstill on I-84 in northeastern Pennsylvania and southeastern New
York.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY ACCU WEATHER


 Lightning struck a home and started a fire at Lexington, Mass.,
Wednesday morning.


 1.00 inch diameter hail fell near Reading, Pa., during Tuesday
afternoon.


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees in the Roxborough section of
Philadelphia, Pa., during Tuesday evening.


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees in Lititz, Pa., during Tuesday
afternoon.


 Thunderstorm winds downed tree limbs at Middletown, Md., during
Tuesday evening.


 Thunderstorm winds downed trees at Braddock Heights, Md., during
Tuesday evening.


 2.00 inch diameter hail was reported near Prosser, Neb. Wednesday
evening.


 1.75 inch diameter hail was reported near Hollis, Okla. Wednesday
evening.


 1.50 inch diameter hail was reported near Quail, Texas Wednesday
afternoon.

Record High from Tuesday:
-San Juan, Puerto Rico, tied the record of 95 F, originally set in
1983.

24-Hour Rainfall Ending at 8:00 PM Wednesday...

Astoria, Ore. 2.27
Tillamook, Ore. 1.07
Caribou, Maine 0.98
Plymouth, Mass. 0.98
Taunton, Mass. 0.96
Chatham, Mass. 0.84
New Bedford, Mass. 0.79
Hyannis, Mass. 0.77
Lawrence, Mass. 0.76
Frenchville, Maine 0.75
Brookings, Ore. 0.69
Shelton, Wash. 0.69
Wadena, Minn. 0.67
Hastings, Neb. 0.63
Wahpeton, N.D. 0.61
Providence, R.I. 0.61
Morris, Minn. 0.58
Great Falls, Mont. 0.58
Newport, R.I. 0.56
Houlton, Maine 0.55
Newport, Ore. 0.55
Bedford, Mass. 0.53
Glenwood, Minn. 0.50
Portland, Ore. 0.50



DAILY EXTREMES

National High Today (through 9 p.m.) 99 at Dryden, Texas
National Low Today (through 9 p.m.) 14 at Stanley, Idaho

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