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Coldest Arctic blast prompts retailers for winter clearance
Jan '08
Weekend Review (5-6 January 2008): After enduring the coldest Arctic blast of the season, the eastern half of the U.S. saw an increasing warm-up west to east producing temperatures back to near normal along the East Coast and above normal readings in the Midwest.

Rain showers were scattered across the Plains, Midwest, and Northeast with some light snow showers in New England. The big story, however, was the monster Pacific storm that entered the West Coast late last week.

The entire West Coast to include Southern California experienced heavy rains throughout the entire weekend with many metro locations seeing an average of 1 to 3 inches of rain with locally heavier amounts. This caused major disruptions to travel and commerce due to widespread flooding, mudslides, and power outages.

Meanwhile, extreme blizzard conditions enveloped much of the Sierras and Cascades where snowfall was measured in feet. After several days of wreaking havoc, the storm is finally shifting east, one that will go down as the worst winter storms experienced in the West in several years.

Last Week (week-ending 01/05/2008): The transition into the new year brought significant weather entering on a wet note along the East Coast to include the Southeast, which experienced much needed heavy rains. Moderate to heavy snows did fall in New England and Eastern Canada.

Behind the quick moving New Years Day storm, an Arctic blast in the East brought the coldest air of the season with freezing temperatures as far south as central Florida. Morning temperatures in the low 20s made it to the Georgia-Florida border and deemed the coldest outbreak there since January 2003.

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