Dry, Mild Weather Across Much of Nation; Rain in Northwest
Undated (AP) _ Unseasonably mild and dry weather prevailed across much of the nation today, although rain fell across the Pacific Northwest.
Temperatures dipped to below freezing in the Deep South, but reached the 30s and 40s in most of the rest the nation.
Portions of the Rocky Mountain states and the extreme northern tier of the Plains and Great Lakes had temperatures below 30 degrees.
Birmingham, Ala., was 31 degrees early today, the same as Bismarck, N.D.
High pressure in the Plains was expected to bring record warmth, with temperatures about 25 degrees above their season norm.
Temperatures will drop 10-15 degrees in the upper Midwest, after record high temperatures Sunday.
Flurries are possible in the northern mountains of New England, along the southern shorelines of lakes Erie and Ontario, and the mountains of Idaho and Montana.
A cold front will sweep across New England today, ushering in a blast of winterlike temperatures.
The nation’s high on Sunday was 87 degrees at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Other reports at 5 a.m. EST:
-East: Albany, N.Y., 44 partly cloudy; Atlanta 37 fair; Boston 44 cloudy; Buffalo 41 partly cloudy; Charleston, S.C., 38 fair; Chattanooga 29 fair; Cincinnati 37 fair; Cleveland 40 fair; Detroit 37 fair; Hatteras 45 fair; Jacksonville 33 fair; Key West 63 fair; Knoxville 29 fair; Macon 32 fair; Miami 55 fair; New York 42 fair; Philadelphia 40 fair; Pittsburgh 38 fair; Portland, Maine, 40 cloudy; Richmond 37 fair; Tampa 42 fair; Washington, D.C., 39 partly cloudy.
-Central: Birmingham 31 fair; Bismarck 31 partly cloudy; Chicago 35 fair; Denver 36 fair; Des Moines 32 fair; Fort Worth 42 fair; Indianapolis 36 fair; Kansas City 37 fair; Little Rock 39 fair; Louisville 41 fair; Memphis 37 fair; Nashville 35 fair; New Orleans 37 fair; North Platte 24 fair; Oklahoma City 39 fair; Omaha 30 fair; Rapid City 36 fair; St. Louis 47 fair; Minneapolis-St. Paul 35 partly cloudy; Sault Ste. Marie 32 fair; San Antonio 36 fair.
-West: Albuquerque 30 fair; Anchorage 12 snow; Boise 32 fair; Casper 41 fair; Fairbanks 19 fair; Great Falls 38 fair; Honolulu 73 windy; Las Vegas 38 fair; Los Angeles 53 fair; Medford 43 rain; Pendleton 37 showers; Phoenix 50 fair; Portland, Ore., 46 rain; Reno 27 fair; Salt Lake City 23 hazy; San Diego 49 fair; San Francisco 49 hazy; Seattle 46 drizzle; Spokane 40 rain.
-International: Calgary 28 frzdz; Montreal 39 cloudy; Ottawa 37 partly cloudy; Regina 27 snow; Toronto 39 partly cloudy; Winnipeg 14 cloudy; Mexico City 39 fair; Acapulco 73 fair; San Juan 70 fair.