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A Wet Day for Much of the Nation

March 3, 2004

Rain was scattered across the nation Tuesday as temperatures climbed along the Gulf Coast.

Rain fell in New England, the Tennessee and Mississippi Valleys, and in Alabama and Mississippi, with Huntsville, Ala., reporting nearly 2 inches.

Showers also extended along the western Gulf Coast. Very warm conditions were found throughout the central Gulf Coast, with New Orleans reaching 83 degrees by early afternoon.

Light snow dusted Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as well as northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.

High pressure over the central Plains produced fair to partly cloudy skies.

Showers dampened the Desert Southwest and Southern California. Just over an inch fell in downtown Los Angeles.

Elsewhere in the West, snow fell in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and Reno, Nev.

Mainly dry conditions and fair skies prevailed from the Pacific Northwest into the central Rockies.

Temperatures around the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a morning low of minus 6 degrees in Casper, Wyo., to the midday high of 83 in New Orleans.


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