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The Nation

Unseasonably balmy weather lingered in the nation’s midsection, setting several record highs for the day, including a reading of 89 degrees in Amarillo, Tex., that shattered the 1972 mark of 83, the National Weather Service reported. Lubbock recorded 87 degrees, breaking the 1967 record of 86; Cheyenne, Wyo., had 71, breaking the 1900 record of 69; and Pueblo, Colo., had 82, breaking the 1972 record of 81. Warm temperatures continued to melt the snow cover in the Midwest, bringing flooding to the Big Muddy River at Murphysboro, Ill. In Hooper, Neb., an ice jam caused local flooding. Other rivers and streams covered by flood warnings included the Pecatonica River in southwest Wisconsin, the Weiser River near Weiser, Ida., the John Day River at Service Creek, Ore., and the Umitilla River at Pendleton, Ore.


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