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Cold Front Pushing East

November 20, 1987

Undated (AP) _ A cold front pushing across the Great Lakes region and into the middle Mississippi Valley today caused snow alerts that extended into the Northeast.

Three people were killed in separate weather-releated traffic accidents Thursday night in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, state police said.

″We’ve had about 8 inches in the last 24 hours,″ Munising police Officer Steve Swanberg said this morning. ″Visibility is about one city block and it’s coming down pretty hard. The highways aren’t closed but it’s extremely dangerous traveling.″

Strong northwesterly winds behind the front brought cold Canadian air and were expected to produce snow by blowing across the Great Lakes.

As much as a foot of snow was expected along the Lake Superior shoreline of upper Michigan. Snow advisories also were posted for northwest Pennsylvania, western New York and for areas of New York east of Lake Ontario.

Gale warnings were issued for all of the Great Lakes.

A low pressure off the coast of North Carolina sent rain along the Carolina coastline and middle Atlantic Coast. A cold front trailing from the low pressure center caused rain in central and southern Florida.

Rain also was widely scattered over the upper Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes region.

Cloudy skies prevailed from the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic Coast and from the northern and central Pacific Coast to Idaho and Wyoming.

Today’s forecast called for rain widespread from the Northwest through the Pacific Coast region; snow above 6,000 feet across the northern Sierra Mountains into the Lake Tahoe region; snow scattered across the Great Lakes region through the upper Ohio Valley into western New England; rain across much of Maine and coastal New England; and rain scattered across central and southern Florida.

Highs will be in the 20s to 30s from the upper Mississippi Valley through the Great Lakes region and Ohio Valley into New England; 30s across northwest Montana; 40s from the northern Plains into the mid-Mississippi Valley and to the Tennessee Valley and the mid-Atlantic region; 70s to 80s in southern California, the deOther reports:

-East: Atlanta 41 fair; Boston 43 cloudy; Buffalo 38 cloudy; Charleston, S.C., 50 fair; Cincinnati 33 fair; Cleveland 34 snow; Detroit 34 partly cloudy; Miami 73 fair; New York 45 cloudy; Philadelphia 46 cloudy; Pittsburgh 36 cloudy; Portland 33 cloudy.

-Central: Bismarck 11 fair; Chicago 32 windy; Dallas-Fort Worth 39 fair; Denver 34 fair; Des Moines 28 fair; Indianapolis 35 snow; Kansas City 35 fair; Minneapolis-St. Paul 20 fair; Nashville 42 fair; New Orleans 51 fair; St. Louis 37 windy.

-West: Albuquerque 37 fair; Anchorage 29 snow; Las Vegas 41 fair; Los Angeles 65 fair; Phoenix 62 fair; Salt Lake City 26 partly cloudy; San Diego 58 fair; San Francisco 55 foggy; Seattle 55 fair.

-Canada: Montreal 41 showers; Toronto 34 showers.

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