Snow and frigid arctic air pushed across the East early in the week, bringing some locations record-breaking accumulations.
Cincinnati, Ohio, received .7 of an inch of snow on Nov. 12, breaking the old record of .3 of an inch for the date set back in 1894.
The trace amount of snow recorded in Paducah, Ky., on Nov. 12 tied a record for the date from 1983.
At the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, a low temperature of 21 degrees broke the Nov. 12 record of 25 degrees, recorded in 1911.
Pittsburgh received 3.3 inches of snow on Tuesday, breaking the 1911 record of 1.7 inches.
The NWS station in Wilmington, N.C., confirmed that the trace amounts of snow buildup in the area marked the earliest point in the season that snow has accumulated.
A brief warmup is expected for the East at the end of the week, but more arctic air will push its way back across the country into the start of the next workweek.
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While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.