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[December 04, 2007]  (AP) Snowstorms took aim at the eastern Great Lakes, central Appalachians and northern New England early Tuesday, while another wet day was in store for the Northwest.

More intense snowfall was anticipated across the eastern and southern shores of Lake Erie and Ontario, as well as higher terrain, with storm total accumulations possibly reaching 1 to 2 feet.

The combination of accumulating snow and strong winds was likely to lead to near blizzard conditions in Maine. Snowfall was to begin tapering off late Tuesday evening.

Out West, a powerful system in the Pacific was to continue transporting rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. and northern California.

Heavier precipitation amounts were expected over western Washington and northwestern Oregon, and the combination of heavy rain and melting snow could lead to areas of significant flooding.

A new storm system was expected to create light to moderate snow over the Dakotas before spreading southeast across the Upper Mississippi Valley and portions of the Ohio Valley later in the day.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Monday ranged from a low of minus 15 degrees at Wahpeton, N.D., to a high of 86 degrees at Miami.


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