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Winter Storm Hits Central States

March 15, 2004

A winter storm dumped over a foot of snow over some sections of the Plains on Monday, while a mix of rain, sleet and snow hit areas to the south and east. Cool and dry conditions prevailed over most of the West.

Moderate to heavy snow was reported over parts of Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Snowfall amounts ranged from four to eight inches, with some areas in South Dakota getting hit with over 12 inches.

A mix of rain, sleet and snow was reported over parts of Missouri and Illinois; scattered rain and thunderstorms prevailed in southern portions of Missouri, eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma. Moderate to heavy rain was reported in southern Texas.

In the Northeast and New England, light snow fell. Partly sunny skies and dry and cool conditions were reported over sections of the Midwest.

In the South and Southeast, mostly cloudy skies were reported, with a few scattered showers in portions of Tennessee, North Carolina, and portions of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi.

The western third of the nation enjoyed partly cloudy to mostly clear skies and dry conditions.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states by midday Monday ranged from 84 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif., to a low of minus 8 in International Falls, Minn.

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On the Net:

National Weather Service: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov

Intellicast: http://www.intellicast.com

AccuWeather: http://www.accuweather.com

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